Fannin Co. couple in custody for conspiring to kill grandmother

By: Daniel Gotera Email
By: Daniel Gotera Email

FANNIN COUNTY, Tex. -- Two people are in jail tonight after authorities say their plan to kill one of the suspect's grandmothers was foiled. Now both face second degree felony charges. Daniel Gotera has more.

Fannin County Sheriff Kenneth Moore says he has not seen a case like this in years and credits another family member for saving the elderly woman's life.

Twenty-year-old Cassandra Laquita Kroft and 37-year-old Steven Daryl Kroft are charged with conspiracy to commit murder.

Fannin County officials received a tip February 12 about the couple’s plan to kill Cassandra Kroft's grandmother.

Sheriff Moore says the two were planning to intravenously inject the grandmother with bovine steroids while she received cancer treatments in a Dallas hospital. Authorities say they found the steroid and several syringes while executing a search warrant on the home earlier this week.

Sheriff Moore says the two confessed and said the motive of their actions, the granddaughter says, was that they were tired of being pushed around and doing what she was told.

"It was good for us and obviously good for the seventy-year-old grandmother, and we wouldn't have gotten to this point in the investigation without the help of the Texas Rangers and the district attorney here in Fannin County," Fannin County Sheriff Kenneth Moore said.

The two are being held in the Fannin County Jail. Bond has been set at $50,000 for each of them.

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  • by Anon Location: Earth on Oct 1, 2010 at 08:21 PM
    I knew Steve and he used to be a decent guy. I don't what happened to him, but it ain't good. This is really sick. Maybe some prison time will give him time to think about it.
  • by what the?!? Location: Ivanhoe on Apr 21, 2008 at 02:20 PM
    Why are you so concerned with sucking up with Sheriff Moore, and Judge Blake, it's almost like you are on the pay roll! Not saying that Sheriff Moore didn't do an adequate job, but seriously can we come off with the rally?
  • by Hang Um' Location: Bonham on Feb 26, 2008 at 09:17 AM
    I agree with C - this is one of the reasons that Judge Blake needs to stay in office because she will make sure the case is handled correctly! Also, we need to make sure the Kenneth Moore stays in office so – when concerned citizens come to the sheriff’s office to report this type of behavior they will actually have an investigator to talk to not just a patrol deputy with no investigation background! Kudos to Sheriff Moore’s CID team! Also, we need to make sure the Kenneth Moore stays in office so - when
  • by alumni Location: Telephone on Feb 25, 2008 at 12:19 PM
    Cassandra is a very misunderstood person, and she is very easily swayed. I went to school with her, she just needs a lot of special attention and apparently that weirdo gave her too much attention. Anyone who would pay attention to her she would follow, this is just sad, extremely sad. It is a good thing that someone stopped them though. I hope that a public defender will grab a hold of Cassandra's case and see that she's not really capable of masterminding this murderous plot.
  • by Melissa Location: Texas on Feb 25, 2008 at 06:57 AM
    I can't believe this couple would consider doing this. I saw Cassie just a couple weeks ago and saw that she really needed some help mentally. I give give anything to have all my family back alive, it's a strange feeling when you are all olone.
  • by A Case Location: Texas on Feb 23, 2008 at 05:56 PM
    Someone contact the local MHMR. Cassie needs a caseworker. She truly suffers from mental health issues (see school records), all joking aside. Please try to get her some help!
  • by anonymous2 Location: lone grove on Feb 22, 2008 at 11:16 PM
    this is sad--I sure wish my grandma was still alive--I miss her a lot and can't imagine that anyone would want to kill their grandma
  • by nick Location: Fannin Counting on Feb 22, 2008 at 01:49 PM
    I got to the school that this girl graduated from. and I cant see her doing any of this! but with the help of her husband convincig her to do so!!! they shoul be put away for a long time!!!!
  • by ashley on Feb 22, 2008 at 10:35 AM
    thats so crazy. i graduated w/ that girl and i still cant believe that happened. i believe when they say she was tired of being told what to do but thats still sick that cassie and her husband planned on doing that.
  • by MR X Location: TEXAS on Feb 22, 2008 at 10:17 AM
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