Cleveland Clinic nurse indicted in murder-for-hire plot over Lakewood property

CLEVELAND - The Cleveland Clinic nurse accused in a murder-for-hire plot was indicted by a federal grand jury.

Andrew Martin, 23, of Bristolville, tried to hire a patient to kill a woman, saying "she's been trying to mess up my life," the United States Attorney's office said.

"The investigation shows that this defendant was seeking to hire someone to kill a woman as part of a dispute over a home in Lakewood," said Steven M. Dettelback, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio. "Obviously, we take these threats very seriously and will prosecute this case vigorously."

The emergency room nurse called the former patient several times and told him to "put four in her head and make it look like a robbery," the affidavit said. That patient eventually tipped off police.

Martin and the woman were already involved in civil litigation over the house on Clifton Avenue, which was previously owned by her now-deceased brother.

Martin was arrested on Nov. 9 at the hospital and has remained in police custody.

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