DNA records requested in Ivy case


Court documents show Billy Ivy, Jr.’s attorney is requesting DNA information in connection to a murder for hire plot. Ivy was arrested in March on charges of hiring someone to kill his wife’s lover, but he is also a suspect in connection with one woman’s murder and another’s disappearance. The defense is requesting information from a DNA supervisor about those two women.

Ivy's attorney subpoenaed information regarding DNA reports for Charlsetta Telford, a woman who was shot and killed at the Plum Creek Apartments in Amarillo in June 2016. She was believed to be pregnant at the time of her death. Another request, in a different court, asked for paternity test requests and results for her unborn child.

Plus, there is a request for DNA reports for Nicole Moore. Court documents tie Ivy to her disappearance in December. Her car was found in the Amarillo Toys “R” Us parking lot and no one has heard from her since. A detention hearing transcript from the U.S. District Court of North Texas from May 3 said cell phone records obtained by the court placed Moore and Ivy near Ivy’s residence in Adrian where her phone was either turned off or died and never powered on again.

Ivy was released from jail on Saturday. He pleaded guilty to a federal weapons charge for having three unregistered silencers with no serial numbers. By law, silencers must be registered with a national database. He faces up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. He can remain out of jail until he is sentenced for the weapon’s charge in October. There are conditions to his freedom: They include electronic monitoring by GPS, having no contact with the man he is suspected of hiring someone to try to kill and he is limited to staying in Potter, Randall and Oldham counties.

Ivy has bonds for charges including capitol murder for hire, tampering with a witness, arson and the weapon's charge. All the bonds together equal $2.6 million.

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