SOMERVILLE, N.J., Sept. 17 (UPI) -- A New Jersey woman claims she discovered her foster daughter was allegedly involved in a conspiracy to rob her by monitoring the girl's computer use.
The woman, who lives in Franklin Township in central New Jersey, installed monitoring software because she said she was afraid her foster children were using drugs, The Star-Ledger of Newark, N.J., reported. Instead, she picked up messages between one of her foster daughters and her 26-year-old boyfriend about a supposed plot.
Edward Davis III of North Plainfield, and his cousin, Keith Hunter Jr. of Plainfield, who was allegedly recruited to carry out the robbery, and the 16-year-old girl, identified in court documents as K.C., were arrested in June and charged with conspiracy to commit robbery.
The details became public because the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office filed affidavits seeking access to cell phone records and records from the state Division of Youth and Family Services.
A detective's affidavit said that K.C.'s twin sister agreed to submit to a rape by Hunter to make the attack look like a genuine robbery. K.C. allegedly wanted Davis to have her foster-father killed "but he was able to convince her that it was best to only 'beat the hell out of him,'" Detective Darren Herrling said.