Oct 26, 2021 12:00 AM

Woman admits role in soliciting murder of Kansas inmate

Posted Oct 26, 2021 12:00 AM
Johnson-Fritz is being held in Leavenworth County
Johnson-Fritz is being held in Leavenworth County

LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) — A 44-year-old Kansas City woman has pleaded guilty to solicitation of capital murder after she helped set up a plan to kill an inmate at the Lansing Correctional Facility.

Hogue is charged with attempted capital murder in the case
Hogue is charged with attempted capital murder in the case

During a plea hearing Friday, Renee Johnson-Fritz admitted that she sent a message to inmate Andrew Hogue ordering the death of another inmate. The target inmate was attacked in April 2019 but survived. Johnson-Fritz's husband, Frederick Fritz, is also charged with solicitation of capital murder.

Fritz has previous convictions for murder, attempted murder and aggravated robbery, according to the Kansas Dept. of Corrections.
Fritz has previous convictions for murder, attempted murder and aggravated robbery, according to the Kansas Dept. of Corrections.

Prosecutors said he sent his wife a letter demanding the death of the Lansing inmate. Witnesses at a preliminary hearing said Frederick Fritz is a leader of the Aryan Brotherhood of Kansas. Hogue is charged with attempted capital murder.