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Pittsville Woman Charged With Murder Solicitation

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Amy Lynn Daniels Amy Lynn Daniels
Dakota Tyler Luffman Dakota Tyler Luffman

PITTSVILLE, Md.- Investigators with the Wicomico County Sheriff's Office have arrested a 24-year-old Pittsville woman accused of soliciting her boyfriend to murder her parents, even allegedly giving him the gun to use to commit the crime.

Amy Lynn Daniels is charged with solicitation of first-degree murder and theft of a handgun.

Daniels' arrest stemmed from an incident that allegedly happened Monday, April 15, when a sheriff's deputy was called to a home in Pittsville to investigate the theft of a .38-caliber pistol and approximately $1,000 worth of jewelry from the home.

Police said the focus of the ensuing investigation shifted to the homeowner's daughter, identified as Daniels. During the course of the investigation, police said a second suspect was identified, Daniels' boyfriend, 19-year-old Dakota Tyler Luffman of Willards.

The investigating deputy discovered Luffman had the stolen handgun, police said. During an interview with the deputy, police said Luffman stated that he had been visiting with Daniels at her home when she asked him to "take out" her parents. According to police, Luffman said he realized Daniels was serious when she returned inside, retrieved a handgun, gave it to him and repeated that she wanted her parents "taken out." Luffman told the deputy that he believed that Daniels wanted him to murder her parents, authorities said.

The investigating deputy obtained a warrant for Daniels' arrest on the aforementioned charges. She was arrested Tuesday, April 16, and ordered held in the Wicomico County Detention Center without bond.

Police said Luffman was also taken into custody for his role in stealing the jewelry from Daniels' parents home. According to investigators, Luffman acted on Daniels' request to steal the jewelry with the intent of pawning it. For his alleged role in the theft, Luffman was charged with first-degree burglary and theft between $1,000 and $10,000.

Luffman was also charged with handgun possession in the related solicitation for murder case. At this time the stolen handgun has not been recovered and its whereabouts are unknown, investigators said. Following his arrest on the aforementioned charges, Luffman was ordered held in the detention center in lieu of $40,000 bond. 

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