At the preliminary hearing of Eric Holloway (above) yesterday (02-20-09) Larry Moore testified that Holloway was enraged about the thousands of dollars he had to pay his ex-wife every month in child support for their three children.
Moore said that Holloway told him he would pay him $5,000 to make his ex-wife's death look like an accident.
Moore testified that Holloway had a murder kit assembled in a duffel bag with vodka, plastic tubing, chloroform, and special shoes that would leave minimal prints, gloves, and a candle .
Holloway allegedly gave Moore three scenarios to kill Kimberly Holloway.
- The chloroform was to be used to knock Kimberly Holloway out and shove the tubing down her throat to pour a lethal amount of vodka down her throat to cause her death.
- Another scenario was to make it look like she was severely depressed and place her in a bathtub and slit her wrists.
- The last was to light a candle and turn on the gas in the house to make it explode.
Moore told Holloway that he didn't think he could do it, but knew someone who could. That is when he made contact with a deputy with The Greene County Sheriff's Office.
Several weeks later a meeting was set up with the undercover cop, who was posing as a hit man, Holloway and Moore at the Commercial Street footbridge to set the plan in motion.
The next day day, deputies executed a search warrant of Moore's home and found the alleged "murder kit."
Inside the duffel bag cops found vodka, plastic tubing, chloroform, the shoes, gloves, and a candle along with the $5,000 Moore said he was offered to kill Kimberly Holloway
Wampler began asking Moore about his laundry list of prior convictions that include assault, stealing, and numerous traffic crimes.
"You're trying to make me look like I'm a bad guy," Moore told Wampler. "If I wouldn't have done what I did, they would have needed a funeral. You wanna defend him (Eric Holloway), you're a high- dollar lawyer, you're getting paid the money, and big deal."
Greene County Associate Circuit Judge Mark Fitzsimmons found that the state has enough evidence against Eric Holloway for him to stand trial for conspiracy to commit murder.
If convicted of the charge, Holloway could face a prison sentence between 5 and 15 years.