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Suspects In Murder-For-Hire Plot Plead Not Guilty

CASTLE ROCK, Colo. (CBS4)- Three men accused in a murder-for-hire plot pleaded not guilty to the crimes in court Friday.

Police claim Christopher Wells, Matthew Plake and Micah Woody were all involved in the double murder in Douglas County in February 2011.

Christopher Wells (credit: Douglas County Sheriff)
Matthew Plake (credit: Douglas County Sheriff)
Micah Woody (credit: Douglas County Sheriff)

The estranged wife of Wells, Amara Wells, was murdered along with her brother-in-law Robert Rafferty.

Bob Rafferty and Amara Wells
Bob Rafferty and Amara Wells (credit: CBS)

Wells is accused of hiring the men and paying them $15,000 to carry out the murders. He was in custody for domestic violence charges at the time of the murders.

Josiah Sher (credit: Douglas County Sheriff)

A fourth man, Josiah Sher, is also accused in the murder plot.

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