FAIRVIEW, Okla. — A 25-year-old Fairview woman is being held without bond after being charged in Major County District Court with two counts of soliciting for first-degree murder.
Kandi Marie Neilson, also known as Ryan Lee Neilson, faces five years to life in prison and a fine of up to $10,000 on both felony charges.
Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation agents arrested Neilson on Tuesday after being contacted for assistance in the investigation by Major County Sheriff's Office.
Neilson is accused of soliciting another person on or between May 6 and July 12 to kill her estranged wife and her estranged wife's boyfriend.
Online court records show Neilson is being held without bond in the Major County jail. Major County District Attorney Chris Borning filed a motion in the case to continue denying Neilson bond. Online court records show Neilson will appear on the charges Aug. 8.
According to an affidavit filed in the case by OBSI Special Agent Trevor Ridgeway, on July 9 Major County investigator Nicholas Holdeman received information Neilson was soliciting another to kill two people.
Holdman learned Neilson was trying to hire someone to murder her estranged wife and her estranged wife's current male lover, according to the affidavit. Neilson was in contact with an Ames man multiple times attempting to hire someone to murder her estranged wife.
Holdeman interviewed the Ames man about the solicitation, and the man confirmed the request by Neilson, according to the affidavit. Holdeman obtained documentation corroborating the man's statements.
Ridgeway interviewed Neilson on July 12 and she admitted to contacting the Ames man and requesting he shoot and/or find someone to shoot her wife and wife's lover, according to the affidavit. Neilson admitted to asking the man to do her a favor. She said she asked him to "take her and ---- both out, like out out."
Neilson said she was legally married to her estranged wife but they were separated, according to the affidavit. She said her wife left her and was in a relationship with a man.
Ridgeway noted in the affidavit at the time of the interview, Neilson was in a relationship with her wife's lover's former common-law spouse. Neilson said she was angry with her estranged wife and that was the reason for the solicitation of her murder. She also said her wife's lover was disrespectful to his children and that was the reason for the solicitation of his murder.