Florida Man Allegedly Involved in Murder Conspiracy in Scranton

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

SCRANTON — A Florida resident was indicted Tuesday in Scranton on charges regarding conspiracy involving a murder-for-hire scheme.  

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania brought charges on Edward McLaughlin, 63, of Cape Coral, Florida, for conspiring to kill McLaughlin’s ex-wife in Scranton in 2011 and 2012. 

According to court documents, McLaughlin allegedly communicated plans with a conspirator by phone calls and letters and shipped a rifle from Florida to Scranton.

If convicted of all charges, McLaughlin faces life in prison.

The charges are a result of an investigation by the F.B.I. and the Scranton Police Department.