Father Enters Alford Plea in Plot to Kill Son Over Frauds, Scandalous Schemes — By Trace America on June 14, 2012 at 4:10 PM
A Las Vegas father will definitely not be getting any “father of the year” awards any time soon. We first brought you this story back in February about Keith Harriman and how he was charged with plotting to have his son killed. The plot supposedly stems from an insurance fraud scam and a sordid affair involving his son and former wife.
According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Harriman has pleaded guilty via an Alford plea to one count of attempted murder with use of a deadly weapon for arranging a hit on his son Dominick Harriman in August of 2010.
The Alford plea means Keith Harriman didn’t exactly admit guilt, but instead acknowledges that prosecutors could prove their case against him.
Prosecutors agreed to drop 11 other felony counts against him as part of the deal.
A sentencing hearing was set for October 10th where Harriman will face probation or anywhere from 3 to 40 years in prison.
I would think it would be very tough to survive, but authorities state that Dominick Harriman was shot at least nine times on Aug. 27, 2010, at Nice Cars of Nevada, the used car dealership where he worked for his uncle, Wayne Harriman. The shooter was never identified.
At a preliminary hearing that took place back in February of 2011, Dominick Harriman testified that his father wanted him dead because he told insurance fraud investigators that his father’s $160,000 burglary loss claim was a scam to feed a crack cocaine addiction.
Other than the insurance fraud, Dominick also noted that his father was angry because he had slept with both his dad’s ex-girlfriend and his ex-wife.
Dominick testified, “He said, ‘You’re gonna pay for this. You’re gonna pay for what you did.”
Part of the defense for Keith Harriman included the fact that his son’s sordid past and criminal history were motives for a hit.
If the love triangle isn’t odd enough, there have been other interesting twists as well, including the fact that Harriman was able to post $500,000 bond last year thanks to help from mixed martial arts fighter Tito Ortiz, a former Ultimate Fighting Championship light heavyweight champion.
According to published reports, Wayne Harriman helped Ortiz and UFC Chairman Dana White bridge a rift, which led to a six-fight contract.
This post is authored by Trace America.