Man awaits trial for allegedly hiring hit man to kill ex-girlfriend: Part 6

"I am innocent of these charges," Leon Jacob told ABC News. "I still maintain that throughout."
2:34 | 09/23/17

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Reporter: Valerie's former lover, Leon Jacob has been sitting in the Harris county jail for almost 7 months, he's awaiting trial on charges of stalking and solicitation of murder. When I sat down with him he wouldn't talk about the details of his case but denied any wrongdoing. I am innocent of these charges. I still maintain that throughout. I find them to be atrocious in manner because I'm not some monster that wanted my ex-girlfriend killed and her ex-husband. I'm a healer by nature. Did you hold yourself responsible for her suicide? No. That was a decision she made on her own. So you never thought for a minute that maybe you'd put her in a position that she just couldn't handle and that it drove her to commit suicide? No. She had so much pressure on her, and I wasn't there to help support her. Reporter: Leon asked the judge to allow him to attend Valerie's funeral but his request was denied. His request to be released on bond was also denied. His bond will remain at zero bond. All right. Thank you.p prominent defense attorney George parnham is representing Leon. Do you know of any recordings -- Reporter: He gave us a preview of any defense strategy accusing the police of entrapment. Oh my god -- They were active players in this whole solicitation of capital murder. Leon's in this pickle, according to parhnam -- because of Valerie. Valerie was extremely instrumental in the facts situation that lands my client in jail behind bars. If it weren't for Valerie, do you think that Leon would be facing this charge of murder for hire? No, I -- I -- I don't. It's awfully convenient, because she's no longer here to defend herself. I wish she were here so that I could subject her to cross-examination. You're a guy with some of the best pedigree around. You went to the best schools around in the nation. How does a guy like you end up in a place like this? That's a really good question. I don't necessarily have an answer for you, and the only thing that I can say about that is, you know, I've been knocked down a bunch in my life, and I always got back up. Let me explain something about Valerie. I feel still today priveged to have been able to know her so intimately. And I did love her. I still do very -- very much -- very deeply -- I can't tell you how much I -- I cared for that

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