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Several arrests made in Lee Co. murder case, including victim's wife

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Paul Nathan Phillips, 45. Photo courtesy Lee County Sheriff's Office. Paul Nathan Phillips, 45. Photo courtesy Lee County Sheriff's Office.
Jake Ellis Bartlett, 21. Photo courtesy Lee County Sheriff's Office. Jake Ellis Bartlett, 21. Photo courtesy Lee County Sheriff's Office.
Angela Marie Dickinson, 30. Photo Courtesy Lee County Sheriff's Office. Angela Marie Dickinson, 30. Photo Courtesy Lee County Sheriff's Office.
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LEE COUNTY, AL (WTVM) -

Lee County investigators say the young wife of a Waverly man, her stepbrother and friend plotted to kill her husband then successfully carried out the crime this weekend.

Sunday afternoon inside home on Lee Road 649 in Waverly, 59-year-old Carl Dickinson was shot several times in the face, head and neck.

Investigators say well before the fatal shots were fired, Dickinson's wife, Angela, had plotted with her step brother, Jake Barlett and a family friend Paul Phillips to kill her husband. 

Phillips, who lived with the couple, was the one who called 911, saying he had discovered his roommate dead inside the home they shared.

"We feel like the evidence will show there was plan in place with all three individual that led to Mr. Dickinson's murder," said Sheriff Jay Jones.

Tuesday, Phillips, was arrested along with 21-year-old Barlett. Both men are charged with murder and hindering prosecution.  Court documents reveal both men spoke with investigators and confessed to taking part in the murder and getting rid of the murder weapon, a .22 caliber rifle. 

Angela Dickinson was arrested Wednesday and charged with murder and criminal solicitation.

Investigators confirm she had very recently had a child with another man, but declined to say if her child's father was somehow involved in the plot to kill her husband. They did say more arrests are possible.

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