Transcript for Maryland Woman Suspected of Plotting Murder of Husband and His Lover
But first the wife charged in a bizarre and tuitioned double murder plot in a story that is shocking a small community in Maryland. Police say she orchestrated the killing of her husband and another woman, they were both involved with. Mary Bruce is in Maryland with this story for us good morning. Mary. Reporter: Hey, good morning. There are so many twists and turns to this story, these court documents read more like a soap opera than real life. This is a tragic and confusing case that left two people dead and the suspects include one of the victim's wife and daughter. It's a twisted bizarre story of love, betrayal and murder. A Maryland woman this morning accused of plotting to kill her husband and his lover. And police say she didn't do it alone. She, her 13-year-old daughter and her daughter's 18-year-old boyfriend all charged with murder. It's very uncommon this type of a case, you know, love triangle gone very wrong. Reporter: Police allege 42-year-old Anne enlisted her daughter's boyfriend to kill her husband of 18 years, Anthony and 25-year-old Jacqueline Riggs. It was staged well as a murder/suicide. The only reason we were able to do determine the double murder was because of great detective work. They discover Anthony shot in the head, a crime scene investigators say it was staged carefully. A 45 caliber handgun next to his body, not a match for the 380 caliber shell casing found nearby. Riggs who was found stranded to death. While Anne and Anthony romantically involved with Riggs it was frouth with conflict. The rear between Mr. And Mrs. Anastai cooled down she sent a series of text messages to her daughter and Struss to cover the exchange of the gun, transportation to the crime scene and the specific discussion of two murders. Now, police say Struss has admitted to the killings. This morning both he and Ann are being held here at this detention facility. Both facing charges of first and second degree murder. As for the 13-year-old daughter, she's being held at a juvenile facility, also being charged with first degree murder. Tom and Paula. Multilayered confusing and tragic. Mary, thank you. Let's send things back to
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