UPDATE: Couple Accused of Plotting to Kill Judge Pleaded Not Guilty

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 BENTON COUNTY, Ark. (KFTA) – The Springdale couple accused of plotting to kill a Benton County Judge pleaded not guilty Monday afternoon. 
 
Dorris Jenkins, 36, and Adan Taylor, 21, have a court date set for August 6. 
 
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BENTON COUNTY, Ark. (KFTA) –  A Springdale couple is in jail after trying to pay someone to kill a Benton County Judge.

Dorris Jenkins, 36, plotted to kill Benton County Circuit Judge, Brad Karren because she claims he treated her family unfairly according to a police report.

She offered an undercover detective a tablet, a pawned sound bar and an original print photograph of Marilyn Monroe valued at $25,000 as payment for the detective to take out Judge Karren.

Jenkins was in the Benton County Jail May 31 when she started a conversation with the confidential informant who was also in jail about the hit. She asked if the informant if they knew anyone who would take out a judge.
 
The informant said they did, and would put Jenkins in contact with the informant’s brother after they are out of jail.

On June 2, Jenkins, her fiance Adan Taylor, 21, the confidential informant and the undercover detective went to the Town and Country Inn in Rogers to discuss the hit.

The entire conversation was recorded on the Benton County Sheriff’s Office audio listening device.

Jenkins claimed Judge Karren has been arresting her family since 1997 and feels he’s unfair.

Dorris explained to the undercover detective she had a list of about 15 people she wanted to be killed. The undercover detective explained to her that was very expensive, and she said she would then cut the list down to two people.

The undercover detective said he needed to go to the gas station for cigarettes. They went to the Star Mart on 8th street and New Hope Road.

Once in the parking lot of the gas station, undercover detectives arrested Dorris Jenkins and Adan Taylor for Solicitation to Commit Capital Murder.

Both Jenkins and Taylor are being held at the Benton County Jail. 

Jenkins’ bond is set at $1,000,000 and her arraignment hearing is set for June 18.

Taylor’s bond is set at $1,000,995 and his arraignment hearing is set for June 18

 

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