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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