Tommy Carlton was charged with solicitation to commit first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder for hiring a hitman to murder his ex-wife. The hit man, however, turned out to be an undercover police officer. With the help of Carlton's ex-wife, police staged a sting operation using posed photos where Elizabeth Carlton appeared to be shot in the head. The couple was in the middle of a bitter custody battle and Tommy Carlton, a registered nurse, owed $85,000 in child support. Video cameras captured the entire sting.
COURT TV IS YOUR FRONT ROW SEAT TO JUSTICE…EPISODE 2 OF COURT TV’S ALL NEW PODCAST SERIES “MURDER AND THE MENENDEZ BROTHERS – A COURT TV MYSTERY” IS AVAILABLE NOW…AND ON THE ORIGINAL COURT TV PODCAST THIS WEEK, VINNIE POLITAN AND TED ROWLANDS DIG DEEP INTO THE DEATH OF RAYSHARD BROOKS AND THE OFFICERS NOW CHARGED IN THE SHOOTING. YOU CAN LISTEN TO BOTH OF THESE NEW PODCASTS ON COURTTV.COM OR WHEREVER YOU LISTEN TO PODCASTS.