A few months after an Austin car dealership executive was arrested for arranging the murder of his mistress and her boyfriend, federal prosecutors charged him and three of his associates with murder. ..
On Thursday, Eric Charles Mound (47), Gilad Pered (48), Brian Blockway (47), and Adam Carrie (31) were also charged with kidnapping and kidnapping death plots. Mark H. Wildassin, US Attorney for the Central District of Tennessee, news release..
In December, Maund, a partner of Austin’s Maund Automotive Group, Accused by federal prosecution Paying to kidnap and kill former mistress Holly Williams, 33, and her boyfriend William Runway, 36, in Pered, Blockway, and Carrie in Nashville, Tennessee, March 2020. rice field.
According to the indictment, Mound, who occasionally travels to Nashville to visit relatives, sent an email to Williams in early February 2020 to meet her during the month’s trip. The following month, police said Mound received a series of text messages from Williams’ boyfriend Runway and demanded money to keep her relationship with Williams secret.
Authorities said the mound then participated in the services of Pered, who presented himself as a former member of the Israeli Defense Forces, and two former active Marines, Blockway and Carrie.
On March 5, 2020, Mound withdrew $ 15,000 from his bank account, according to prosecutors. On the same day, a relative of Blockway, who worked for an internet-based security company, provided Pered with an “Intelligence Report.” Carrie and others traveled from outside the state to Nashville to monitor Williams and the runway and created a Pinger account to attempt to communicate with the couple. Then, on March 11, 2020, Pered deposited $ 8,000 in cash into a business account and $ 7,000 in cash into a personal bank account.
Prosecutors said on March 12 that Blockway and Carrie confronted Williram and Runway in the parking lot of Williams’ apartment complex in Nashville and shot and killed the runway. The pair then allegedly kidnapped Williams and drove her and the runway’s body to a construction site before killing Williams and discarding both bodies.
That same day, they claim that Mound sent $ 150,000 to a bank account managed by Pered.
A few months later, on December 10, 2021, police arrested all four alleged conspirators. After traffic stopped near Austin, he arrested Mound and arrested Carrie at his home in Peredo, San Diego’s Blockway, and North Carolina at the Austin airport. .. All four remain in custody.
The Justice Department said that since March 11, 2020, Mound has sent more than $ 750,000 to a bank account managed by Pered and has conspired against the three co-defendants.
Following their arrest, prosecutors say Pered told the mound that one of the conspirators wanted more money for their part on murder charges.
“Mound agrees to pay conspirators an additional $ 25,000 and then pays Blockway $ 100,000 for the conspirators’ killings to block future demands for payment of the original murder. We provided Pered with $ 50,000 to make arrangements, “said the Justice Department. ..
If convicted, all four men face life imprisonment.
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