Lawyer charged with murder solicitation targeted his former office manager, her lawyer says

CRIMINAL JUSTICE

Lawyer charged with murder solicitation targeted his former office manager, her lawyer says

Posted Aug 21, 2014 9:45 AM CDT
By Martha Neil
 
A Texas lawyer charged with criminal solicitation of capital murder was seeking to kill his former office manager, an attorney for the claimed target says.
 
Ex-employee Maryann Uribe has been litigating in civil court in Nueces County against attorney Paul Andrews, 57, for several years. Earlier this year, Andrews was criminally charged with barratry in Bexar County, and on Wednesday he was arrested in the claimed murder-solicitation plot, which Bexar County authorities said involved a witness in the barratry case.
 
Attorney Bill Edwards of Corpus Christi represents Uribe. A prosecutor told him his client was the intended victim in the murder-for-hire, Edwards says, and “we’re now discussing the security measures we should take around here,” the San Antonio Express News reports.
 
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