Former Firefighter Accused of Hiring Contract Killer

Ex-fire captain Clinton Jones faces charges for allegedly trying to hire an undercover cop to kill his wife.
3:00 | 01/03/14

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-- fire -- some very hot water here this morning retired firefighter Edward Jones facing charges that he tried to hired undercover cop. To kill his wife ABC's Steve -- and -- is more what turned out to be very emotional day in court. An emotional Michelle Jones -- the South Carolina judge to slam the jail shot on her own husband retired Charleston firefighter Clinton Jones hit. -- -- Prosecutors say he offered 8000 dollars on New Year's Eve to a hit. Hit man he hoped would kill his wife but the man turned out to be an undercover officer. In this police report investigators say he thought Michelle Jones was about to leave him and take the kits. When you go to extreme of wanting to hire somebody to murder your life. That. Is life changing according to police the retired fire captain gave the undercover officer his wife's -- will. And a work address and asked him to make sure that -- finish off his wife. Because he did not want to visit her in the hospital. I don't know I think you can help develop a good thing. He does not mean. I've never heard anybody in my life. And help people. Family members -- he hasn't been the same since surviving this massive fire -- a sofa store in 2007. Nine other firefighters were killed but his wife is -- hearing any excuses. People. Yeah yeah. -- -- Light. Sleeper hit. April Jones as one of those kids torn between mom and dad. He broke down when the judge said no to bail and ordered him to keep away from his family. Jones has not yet entered a plea for Good Morning America Steve -- Sami ABC news Atlanta.

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