PD: Jail inmate hires hitman to kill woman he assaulted earlier this year

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Posted at 3:30 PM, Oct 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-24 18:30:38-04

PHOENIX — A jail inmate reportedly hired a hitman to kill a woman who accused him of assault and attempted sexual assault.

Phoenix police report that on October 1, 31-year-old Kyle Don Furman told a fellow jail inmate that he wanted his ex-girlfriend killed, saying, "she was the reason he was in jail."

Court records show that Furman was in jail on charges of attempted sexual assault and aggravated assault of his ex-girlfriend. Furman allegedly wanted her killed before his hearing on October 17.

Detectives with the Phoenix Police department were alerted to the threat, and an undercover officer contacted Furman requesting information on the woman.

Police say Furman provided a letter with the woman's name, photo, address, vehicle description, and "The best time to do the job." He also allegedly gave payment information to the undercover officer.

Furman was arrested in June after allegedly assaulting the victim, causing dozens of injuries to her body. He also reportedly tried to sexually assault the woman, but fought back and finally escaped when Furman was distracted, according to court records.

He is now being held on a $500,000 bond for conspiracy to commit first-degree murder.