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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Florida

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, September 17, 2021

Tallahassee Woman Arrested In Murder-For-Hire Plot

TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA – Gretchen Buselli (a/k/a “Gretchen Yarbrough”), 47, of Tallahassee, Florida, was arrested yesterday on a charge of Use of Interstate Commerce Facility in the Commission of Murder-for-Hire. Jason R. Coody, Acting United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida, announced the charge today after Buselli made her initial appearance in federal court in Tallahassee.

The complaint alleges that between on or about June 17, 2021, and on or about September 16, 2021, in the Northern District of Florida, Buselli did knowingly and intentionally use or cause another to use the mail or any facility of interstate commerce with the intent that a murder be committed in violation of the laws of the State of Florida, as consideration for the receipt of, or as consideration for a promise or agreement to pay anything of pecuniary value.

Buselli was ordered temporarily detained until a preliminary and detention hearing on September 22, 2021, at 1:30 pm, at the United States Courthouse in Tallahassee.  If convicted, she faces up to ten years’ imprisonment.

This arrest resulted from a joint investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Tallahassee Police Department. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Eric Mountin and Lazaro Fields.

A criminal complaint is merely an allegation by a sworn affiant that a defendant has committed a violation of federal criminal law and is not evidence of guilt. All defendants are presumed innocent and entitled to due process, to include a fair trial, during which it is the government’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

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Updated September 17, 2021