Murder For Hire Plot en Vermont Cop Says Man in NM Prison Has Wild Story History <p>The Vermont State Police's top criminal investigator says the man in a New Mexico prison for killing a Vermont girl in 2000 has a history of making wild claims as part of a long-running goal of being incarcerated in the federal prison system.<br><br>Major Ed Ledo is the investigator who arrested Dana Martin in 2000 on charges Martin had killed a 15-year-old girl in Barre.<br><br>Ledo says he doesn't know what allegedly motivated Martin to send two New Mexico men to kill two Vermonters by strangling them with neck ties and then mutilating their bodies.<br> Wed, 28 Nov 2012 22:20:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 52905 at Vermont Cops Say Both NM Men in Murder-for-Hire Plot <p>Vermont State Police investigators say two New Mexico men traveled to Vermont as part of a conspiracy to murder two people in the state, but only one of those two has been charged as part of the conspiracy.<br><br>Twenty-three-year-old Tanner Ruane is being held in New York state on conspiracy to commit murder charges issued in New Mexico.<br><br>The second man, 41-year-old Mark Staake, is being held in Vermont as a fugitive from justice on a charge that he violated his probation in his home state.<br> Tue, 27 Nov 2012 23:10:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 52826 at New Mexico Man in Custody in Murder-for-Hire Plot in Vermont <p>Vermont State Police say they're just learning the details of what's being called a murder for hire plot involving two New Mexico men, one of whom had befriended a Vermont man serving a life sentence in a New Mexico prison for killing a Barre, Vt., girl in 2000.<br><br>Detective Matthew Hill says that 41-year-old Mark Staake was arrested by Vermont police on probation violation charges Nov. 19 at the Highgate Springs border crossing.<br> Mon, 26 Nov 2012 22:45:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 52727 at New Mexico Man in Custody in Murder-for-Hire Plot in Vermont