Judge continues murder-for hire case

Staff Reports • Dec 17, 2015 at 6:16 PM

The case of a Mt. Juliet woman accused of trying to hire a hitman to kill her ex-husband has been continued to May.

Bryam Megan Ewers, 44, was charged in January 2013 with solicitation to commit first-degree murder after she tried to hire an undercover officer to kill her ex-husband, according to investigators with the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office.

Detectives launched the investigation last year after receiving several reports that a Mt. Juliet woman was trying to hire a hitman. 

An undercover officer posed as a hitman and investigators said Ewers then contacted the officer and arranged a meeting to discuss details of the “hit.”

Investigators said Ewers met with the officer in a Lebanon parking lot and she agreed to pay $5,000 to have her ex-husband killed. She also gave the officer photos of her ex-husband and his home, investigators said.

Detectives then arrested Ewers Jan. 14, 2013, after the recorded conversation. They said they later found additional evidence, including a large amount of cash and computer equipment, during a search of her home.

Following a motions hearing Wednesday, Ewers’ case was continued to May 13, when she is set to appear for a disposition hearing.

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