Be on the Lookout for Murder for Hire


"Then we're gonna let you write and apology letter to the 6-year-old girl who watched her mother die," said the investigator to which Plake replied, "Oh Jesus."

After that statement, Plake started telling what he said is the truth after apologizing to the investigators. "I am sorry for lying, I was scared, I was scared ****less, I damn near p***ed myself," said Plake in the taped interview. "I want to tell you guys the truth, I will tell you everything I know. I did not know he went in there to do that, I thought he was gonna just try to make some money."

Plake told investigators there were moments he didn't know what was going on but he'd known Sher since he was 13 or 14 years old. "I've always followed Josiah," Plake said to investigators. "Josiah says to do something, he's always looked out for me, he's always been there for me."

"I probably said what the ... a couple of times," said Plake. "He (Sher) said don't worry about it you're not part of this."

In more of the two-hour plus taped interview with Douglas County Sheriffs Plake eventually told investigators that he did drive Sher to the Rafferty home in the early morning of Feb. 23. He said when they got to the Rafferty home; Sher got out of the car and entered the front door.

Plake said that's when he turned the car around so it was in the driveway facing the street. He then told investigators Sher came running out of the house and said, "We gotta go." Plake continued to tell investigators he had no idea what happened inside the Rafferty home.

"This is the biggest ... mistake I've ever made in my life," said Plake to sheriff's investigators. "The military won't take me back after this. ... All I want to do was get my degree and go back into the military. I wasn't thinking and I wasn't questioning him (Sher)."

Wells is faced with 27 different charges, including first-degree murder and solicitation of first-degree murder. Plake is being held on 13 charges, including suspicion of felony murder, Woody is charged with 19 counts, also including suspicion of felony murder. Sher is charged with 18 counts, including two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of Amara Wells and Robert Rafferty Jr. The pretrial hearing is scheduled to last until Thursday evening in Douglas County, Colorado. Tina Tussay, Wells' defense attorney, tells ABC News none of the suspect have made public statements at this time.

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