Prosecutors say text messages show that a woman plotted her ex-boyfriend’s death with a friend for more than a month before his body was found inside a burning home near Lawrence.
The Lawrence Journal-World reports that prosecutors want to present the texts at the upcoming trial of 39-year-old Tria Evans, but the defense says allowing them wouldn’t be fair.
Evans and 38-year-old Christina Towell are charged with first-degree murder in the November 2017 killing of 34-year-old Joel Wales. Evans and Wales had a child together and a history of domestic disputes.
Towell is accused of driving Evans to the scene. One text between the women reads: “This needs done this week.” Evans also called Wales a “psycho” in a text and said she hates being “scared all the time.”