Suspect indicted, connected to Billy Ivy, Jr. murder-for-hire plot

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AMARILLO, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) — “I guess I’ll say the saga is over,” said 47th District Attorney Randall Sims, in the wake of Billy Ivy Jr.’s death in his jail cell in September of 2020. However, now at the beginning of August 2021, that seems to have changed.

Another indictment has come down in Potter County in connection with the Billy Ivy, Jr. murder-for-hire plot.

Jessica Black, 40, was indicted for the June 2016 murder of Charlesetta Telford and her unborn child, shot and killed in her apartment complex.

Black has charged with capital murder of multiple people.

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In May of last year, Ivy was indicted for capital murder for remuneration in connection to the death of Charlesetta Telford and her unborn child. At the time, he was also arrested for the murder of the long-missing Nicole Moore.

According to court records, Anthony Richards was sentenced to 50 years for his involvement in the Telford case last October.

Ivy was found dead in his cell in the Potter County Jail last September of a suicide by overdose.

Ivy was facing a number of charges in both Potter and Randall County ranging from arson to murder-for-hire, with the death penalty being sought against him.

Although the charges against Ivy are dismissed due to his death, officials have said that they aim to prosecute his associates. The indictment of Black stands as yet another new chapter in the gruesome and ongoing saga.

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