Husband and Wife and their two Sons are wealthy.
They lead a lavish livestyle.
They travel on private planes.
Live in several multi-million dollar country club homes.
They spent $20,000 on a single dinner in Las Vegas.
And they are going through a divorce.
A nasty one at that.
At trial in family court, both testified to the other’s acts of domestic violence, substance abuse and cheating. And each rejected the allegations made by the other.
Not so different from many divorcing couples of lesser wealth.
Except Husband is now in jail, having pleaded no contest to avoid charges of soliciting murder of Wife by fellow inmates from when he was incarcerated on domestic violence charges.
Husband allegedly did not want Wife to testify against him for violating probation in his domestic violence case.
Husband served time for violating his probation.
Husband is now serving a sentence of six years’ confinement on conspiracy and solicitation charges.
Husband contends that Wife is just looking for an advantage in their divorce case, which was not yet ruled upon.
But other inmates corroborate Husband’s guilt in connection with their own plea bargains.
Husband describes his imprisonment as a “nightmare”.
Wife describes her life of constant fear similarly.
And some people mistakenly believe that domestic violence is restricted to poor people.
Read more in this Contra Costa Times article: Diablo couple’s life of luxury ends in messy divorce, husband accused in murder plot