PLYMOUTH, Mich. (WXYZ) — Forty-eight-year-old Scott Porter remains in jail, charged with trying to hire a hitman to kill the husband of the woman he wanted to be with.
He will have a mental competency exam before he’s back in court. That could be central to the case.
A second case is also being developed by Livonia Police.
Assistant Prosecutor Ashley Ciaffone told the Judge in Plymouth District Court, “The defendant solicited an employee as well as an undercover police officer to kill not only his girlfriend’s husband but also, previously, to kill his ex-wife.”
She said that happened at Loc Performance where the two worked. The target she named in court is Keane Daill who lives Downriver with his wife.
Daill would only tell 7 Action News his wife is in the medical field and was trying to help Porter. Then Porter began stalking them and coming to their house.
In court Prosecutor Ciaffone told the judge text messages show how Porter wanted to get this done, “I want it done without the family around but at this point I really don’t care.”
The argument was to keep Porter locked up. Judge Ronald Lowe kept the bond at $500,000 no 10% saying, “I have fear on behalf of the potential victims that would like to be able to rest quietly.”
Porter was married until three years ago and we are told his life took a downward spiral after the split.
Brian Merrilat has been friends with Porter since college and came to court to support him. He says he was told just two days ago by the family that Porter was diagnosed with Bi Polar disorder 12 years ago and hasn’t kept up his meds.
“People need to know there are human people behind this. And this is not who he was," he says. "This is not who he is.”
Porter is tentative set to be back in court on June 12. The formal charges are Solicitation for Murder and using computer to commit a crime, up to life in prison. S
ources say Porter confessed and it is on video.