Man offered $1,000 to have ex killed, police say

June 9, 2014

A 37-year-old Gaithersburg, Md., man offered an undercover detective $1,000 to kill his ex-wife, according to Montgomery County court records made public Monday.

Ndokey Enow, who was arrested over the weekend, was ordered held without bond on Monday. He is charged with one count of solicitation for first-degree murder and one count of attempted first-degree murder, according to court records.

Enow had earlier been involved in a series of domestic violence court hearings involving the victim, detectives wrote in charging documents. The detectives alleged that they recently became aware Enow was looking for a hitman to kill his ex-wife. On Friday, police set up sting — getting Enow to meet with an undercover officer to discuss his intentions, according to court records.

Enow spoke with the officer, gave him money to kill his ex-wife, showed him photographs of her, and drove him to her neighborhood to point out where she lives, according to police allegations. Detectives arrested Enow a short time later and questioned him, asserting in arrest records that he admitted to meeting a man in Silver Spring and making arrangements to pay him $1,000 to kill his ex-wife.

Court records show Enow is due back on court on July 3. The records do not indicate if he has retained an attorney for this case yet.


Ndokey Enow, 37, offered an undercover detective $1,000 to kill his ex-wife, according to Montgomery County court records. (Courtesy of Montgomery County Police Department)

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Dan Morse covers courts and crime in Montgomery County. He arrived at the paper in 2005, after reporting stops at the Wall Street Journal, Baltimore Sun and Montgomery (Ala.) Advertiser, where he was a Pulitzer Prize finalist. He is the author of The Yoga Store Murder.
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