Two charged in Henrico murder conspiracy to appear in court

Posted by Phil Riggan – email

HENRICO, VA (WWBT) - Two people accused of a deadly plot against several family members were scheduled to appear in Henrico County general district court Wednesday afternoon.

The court appearance was continued until March 2, 2011.

Nicole L. Simmons, 24, and her boyfriend, Leo J. Gallant IV, 25, are facing several charges related to what police describe as a detailed scheme to get out of jail and flee the country.

It began as a break-in at the Highland Springs home where Simmons' father lives, and developed into a plot -- police say -- that very nearly ended with three relatives dead.

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