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Marine indicted in alleged murder for hire plot

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Investigators say 21-year-old Samuel Wilson - a Camp Pendleton-based marine - hired his friend, 25-year-old Darin Brusiter, to shoot Asia Harris in the head while the trio was driving through Cleveland earlier this month. Investigators say 21-year-old Samuel Wilson - a Camp Pendleton-based marine - hired his friend, 25-year-old Darin Brusiter, to shoot Asia Harris in the head while the trio was driving through Cleveland earlier this month.
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(CBS 8) - A Camp Pendleton Marine is indicted in an alleged murder for hire plot that resulted in the death of his wife in Ohio. Sam Wilson was arrested Tuesday.

It's a chilling crime has left the family of Asia Harris heartbroken, after investigators say she was killed in a murder-for-hire plot - orchestrated by her husband.

"It's a tragedy and it kind of knocked us off our feet," said Denise Prince, Asia's cousin.

Investigators say 21-year-old Samuel Wilson - a Camp Pendleton-based marine - hired his friend, 25-year-old Darin Brusiter, to shoot her in the head while the trio was driving through Cleveland earlier this month.

When questioned by police, Wilson, who was on leave, said the gunman was a stranger he and his wife had asked for directions.

But prosecutors say it was all an elaborate lie to cash in on his wife's life insurance policy.

Brusiter was arrested in Cleveland. Wilson was taken into custody April 26 on the Camp Pendleton base.

While both could face the death penalty, the Harris family is not only focused on getting justice, but caring for her two young sons.

News 8 tried to contact Camp Pendleton for comment on this story, however no one returned our calls.

Samuel Wilson is set to be arraigned May 18 in San Diego and is expected to be extradited to Ohio.

Darin Brusiter will face a judge for the first time in Cleveland May 13.

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