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Raleigh woman, man accused of trying to kill

Posted October 3, 2010 1:58 p.m. EDT
Updated October 6, 2010 9:12 p.m. EDT

— A 36-year-old Raleigh woman has been accused of soliciting a man to kill an  aquaintance, according to police.

Police spokesman Jim Sughrue said that Lachelle Clark and Amir Brown are accused of plotting to kill Latonia Baldwin in July. Baldwin knew Clark but not Brown.

Sughrue said that Brown knocked at Baldwin's home on Wake Forest Road, and when she opened the door, he shot her. Baldwin survived the shooting.

Clark was charged with attempted murder, solicitation to commit murder, conspiracy to commit murder, a probation violation and failure to return rental property. She was being held in the Wake County jail Sunday under a $3 million bond.

Brown was charged with attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury and conspiracy to commit murder. He was placed in the Wake County jail under a $1.5 million bond.

Clark was convicted of assault inflicting serious injury in 1991, misdemeanor larceny in 2001 and resisting an officer in 2007, according to state Department of Correction records. She was given probation for those offenses.