Ashley Spencer of Palm Bay Charged With Hiring Hit Man to Assist in Killing Husband’s Mistress
By Space Coast Daily // September 4, 2020
BCSO: Spencer agreed to pay undercover agent $2,000 to assist in killing
BCSO: “Spencer stated that she wanted the two of them to break into the intended victim’s residence and tie up anyone inside; she would bring her .38 caliber revolver and shoot the intended victim.”
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, with the assistance of the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms, has arrested 33-year-old Ashley Spencer of Palm Bay for allegedly attempting to hire a person to murder the woman who had an affair with her husband.
According to Brevard County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Tod Goodyear, Spencer was taken into custody after an arrest warrant was issued by the Honorable Judge Charles Crawford charging Spencer with Solicitation to Commit First Degree Murder and Solicitation to Commit Occupied Burglary with Battery.
Spencer was taken to the Brevard County Jail prior to being transferred to another county’s facility where she is being held on a No Bond status.
“The investigation began on August 29, 2020, after the Sheriff’s Office received information from a concerned citizen who advised that a person wanted to harm a Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Correctional Deputy,” said Goodyear.
“The citizen advised they were contacted by the suspect, Ashley Spencer, who asked if the citizen knew of any felons that would do a ‘job’ for her. Spencer went on to tell the citizen she had a gun and wanted to harm a female Corrections Deputy and her child.
“A telephone call then occurred between the citizen and Spencer that was monitored by Agents from the South Precinct General Crimes Unit. During the telephone conversation, the citizen told Spencer she had a person that could help her, but they wanted to know what the ‘job’ was,” said Goodyear.
Spencer said that the intended victim had an affair with her husband that produced a child and she wanted the person she hired to break into the intended victim’s house and tie up everyone inside so that she could then harm them.
A meeting then occurred between Spencer and an undercover agent from the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms on September 2.
“During the meeting, Spencer stated that she wanted the two of them to break into the intended victim’s residence and tie up anyone inside,” said Goodyear. “Spencer stated that she would bring her .38 caliber revolver and shoot the intended victim.”
Spencer agreed to pay the undercover agent $2,000 and provided details of an alibi she had created in an effort to appear she was out of town during the shooting. She also said she would give the undercover agent the gun after the shooting.
“Spencer stated to the undercover agent that Spencer and her husband, a former Corrections Deputy at the Brevard County Jail who resigned from his position in August 2020, have been trying to conceive a child, specifically a boy, and she discovered that the intended victim was able to provide her husband with a baby boy.
Spencer was arrested Thursday afternoon at her place of employment without incident.
Any persons who may have information in reference to this investigation is asked to contact Agent Chris Caporizzo of the South Precinct General Crimes Unit at 321-253-6683.