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Grand jury charges Grottoes woman with plotting to kill 2 family members, 4 other people


HARRISONBURG, Virginia — A Rockingham County grand jury has charged a Grottoes woman with trying to hire someone to kill six people.

Assistant commonwealth's attorney Alycia Eldridge tells The Daily News-Record ( ) that 34-year-old Heather Bergen was indicted on Monday on six counts of solicitation to commit murder and four counts of attempting to commit capital murder/murder for hire. All of the charges are felonies.

Bergen is accused of trying to hire an undercover officer last year to kill her then-husband, his mother and four other people. Police have said Bergen gave the officer detailed information about the potential victims, including their addresses and vehicle descriptions.

She remains in custody.

Information from: Daily News-Record,

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