Bedford County man charged in murder-for-hire plot
THE MURFREESBORO POST
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and Shelbyville Police Department over the weekend charged a Shelbyville man in a foiled murder-for-hire scheme after he solicited another individual to kill his wife and a prospective business partner.
TBI’s investigation revealed that Claxton attempted to hire someone to kill Johnny Overstreet, 52, a potential business partner who he had a arranged business deal involving a large sum of money to take the money for himself.
He also planned to have his wife, Vickie Claxton, 57, killed to collect life insurance money. The amount of the money is unknown.
Claxton took more substantial steps in planning to have Overstreet killed resulting in the attempted first degree murder charge. Claxton was arrested while a search warrant was being executed on his residence as part of the investigation.