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[Original Publish Date: 01/22/20]
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UMATILLA, Florida — A local case that received national attention last September will be in the national spotlight again on Thursday.
The parents of Alyssa Hatcher, the former Umatilla High School cheerleader who tried to hire two people to murder them, are scheduled to appear on Dr. Phil Thursday, according to the show’s website, drphil.com.
In September 2019, the murder-for-hire plot was foiled after a witness came forward and told the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Hatcher paid two different people to murder her parents — one of them a Clermont Police officer. Hatcher stole her mother’s debit card, spent some of the money on cocaine and the rest on would-be hitmen. Lake County Sheriff’s detectives arrested Hatcher and charged her with criminal solicitation of murder.
According to drphil.com, the show airs at noon and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday on WOFL Fox 35.
[ Read our original lake Legal News article here: https://www.lakelegalnews.com/article/lake-juveniles-plot-to-kill-parents-foiled/ ]
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