Cody woman accused of trying to hire hitman to kill daughter’s boyfriend

CJ Baker
Powell Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchang

POWELL – A 54-year-old Cody woman was arrested recently after she allegedly tried hiring an undercover officer to kill her daughter’s partner.
“I just want him gone … for the way he treats my daughter,” Wendy D. Coe reportedly said, at one point suggesting the man’s death could be made to appear like a drug overdose.
Park County prosecutors have charged Coe with solicitation to commit first-degree murder. They allege Coe committed the offense by “commanding, encouraging or facilitating the commission of murder in the first degree,” and that she did so “under circumstances strongly corroborative of the intention that the crime be committed.”
Solicitation carries the same potential penalty as the underlying crime. In this case, a conviction would carry a life sentence.
At Coe’s initial court appearance on Friday, Dec. 22, Circuit Court Judge Joey Darrah set her bail at $100,000 on the “very, very serious charge.” However, the judge agreed to lower her bond to $50,000 cash or surety on December 27, in part because of concerns about her health.