Married Middle School Principal Pleads Guilty To Hiring Hitman To Kill Pregnant Teacher Girlfriend

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A married Missouri middle school principal who hired a friend to kill his pregnant girlfriend and her unborn child has pleaded guilty to the 2016 murder-for-hire plot.

Cornelius M. Green, who was principal at Carr Lane Visual and Performing Arts Middle School in St. Louis, was accused of orchestrating the murder of 30-year-old Jocelyn Peters and her unborn baby on March 24, 2016.

Green pleaded guilty to the federal charges of murder for hire conspiracy and murder for hire on Wednesday.

Under the plea agreement, if Green is sentenced to life in prison on the federal charges, the St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office will drop state charges connected with the killings, which prosecutors had said they’d seek the death penalty.

Despite being married, Green “was involved in multiple romantic relationships with other women” and had an ongoing romantic relationship with Peters, according to his March 2022 indictment.

Peters became pregnant with his child in 2015, court documents said.

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