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Murder for hire

Published February 21. 2013 05:03PM

A landlord-tenant dispute in East Union Township, Schuylkill County, took a deadly twist when the evicted tenant allegedly decided to hire a hit man to kill her former landlord and the landlord's boyfriend. The hit never came off.

Jamielynn Reilly, 36, of 885 Center St., Sheppton, allegedly approached Rafael Lopez earlier this month looking for information on someone who would be willing to kill her former landlord, Kelly Feeko of Sheptton, and Feeko's boyfriend, Brian Teco. Lopez told Reilly he would see what he could do, then contacted Feeko, who contacted East Union Township Police.

Police then contacted the Schuylkill County District Attorney's Office for help. County detectives immediately assembled an undercover operation and set it in motion. Lopez agreed to help with the sting operation and a request for wiretapping capabilities was approved.

Lopez and an undercover county detective contacted Reilly and made arrangements to meet with her to discuss the murder and payment arrangements. Reilly proposed giving Lopez the title to her minivan until she could come up with the $500 price they agreed upon, telling the men that Kelly had evicted her, then sued her and she wanted the men to put a bullet in each of their (Feeko's and Treco's) heads. She also wanted them to stage the hit as a burglary because "that's what they (the victims) are accusing me of doing."

Reilly gave the men detailed information about the victims and their residence, then proceeded to give Lopez the title to her van.

She was arrested and charged with two counts each of solicitation to commit criminal homicide, criminal conspiracy to commit criminal homicide, conspiracy to commit aggravated assault, conspiracy to commit burglary, conspiracy to commit criminal trespass and conspiracy to commit simple assault.

Reilly was arraigned last night before duty District Judge Stephen Bayer, who set bail at $500,000. The defendant was committed to the Schuylkill County Prison to await a preliminary hearing before District Judge James Kilker.

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