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Estranged wife and suspected gunman head to court in "murder plot" case

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Diana Lovejoy and Weldon McDavid Jr. were booked into county jail on Thursday, September 8 on suspicion of attempted murder, conspiracy, assault with a deadly weapon and assault causing great bodily injury. Diana Lovejoy and Weldon McDavid Jr. were booked into county jail on Thursday, September 8 on suspicion of attempted murder, conspiracy, assault with a deadly weapon and assault causing great bodily injury.

VISTA (CNS) - A man and a Carlsbad woman who allegedly carried out a plan to shoot her ex-husband pleaded not guilty Monday to conspiracy to commit murder and attempted murder.
   
Diana Lovejoy, 43, and Weldon McDavid Jr., 49, were each ordered held on $2 million bail.
   
They are accused in a plot to kill Greg Mulvhill, 45, who suffered a gunshot wound when he was ambushed on an access road near Avenida Soledad in Carlsbad late on the night of Sept. 1, authorities said. That is where Lovejoy had arranged to meet him, according to Carlsbad police.
   
Lovejoy had reportedly been taking marksmanship lessons at the gun range where McDavid worked, according to detectives.
   
Police said they believed Lovejoy and McDavid planned the crime and that the latter called the victim, arranged to meet him in the alley and opened fire on him with a rifle while hiding in a patch of bushes.
   
Court records indicated Lovejoy and Mulvhill were in the midst of a contested divorce, and that Lovejoy had obtained a restraining order against Mulvhill, accusing him of emotional and sexual abuse.
   
There reportedly is also a custody battle over the couple's son, who turns four today.
   
McDavid and Lovejoy will be back in court Sept. 21 for a readiness conference and Sept. 26 for a preliminary hearing.
   
He faces 50 years to life behind bars if convicted, and she faces 25 years to life in prison if she's found guilty.

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