Alleged murder for hire plot stopped by conscience

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Updated: 5/15/2013 8:46 am Published: 5/14/2013 5:08 pm

A murder for hire plot was foiled after one phone call.

"This guy that I know asked if I would murder somebody."

That's a portion of the 911 call that prompted an FBI investigation. Now, a husband is in jail accused of trying to kill his wife's lover.

FOX23's Dontaye Carter learned the man was in his car driving to the lover's Tulsa home when he gained a conscious and made that 911 call.

Investigators believe the call helped prevent the murder.

Caller: "I'm not trying to break the law. I just had my sixth kid."

Moments after leaving his home, the man called 911 to tell them Jesus Cerda, of Tahlequah, offered him money to kill the other man in his wife's life.

Caller: "'I want him gone.' He said 'yeah I want him gone.' 'What do you mean gone?' He said 'I want him gone.' I said 'you don't want to shoot anyone over a woman. She slept with him you don't want her.'"

District 27 District Attorney's office says Cerda offered the caller $5,000 to $10,000 to kill his wife's lover.

Police arrested Cerda in April.

The caller told dispatch his decision to call police came from being in prison. "It took 10 years in prison to make me have a conscience. I got one now."

Dispatch: "You've done the right thing. You really have."

Investigators say the man offered money to commit murder won't be charged.

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