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Florida Man, Woman Arrested in Wife's Murder-for-Hire Plot

Jerry "Tommy" Burns and Amanda Love were arrested Friday on second-degree murder charges

Police say they've arrested a 50-year-old man and his 30-year-old mistress in the death of his wife, which was made to look like a bungled burglary.

Jacksonville Sheriff's Lt. Craig Waldrup told news outlets that Jerry "Tommy" Burns and Amanda Love were arrested Friday on second-degree murder charges. The search continues for the person who killed 44-year-old Velvet Floyd Burns.

Burns told officers he left for work May 9 and a family friend found his wife's body later that day. Investigators discovered Burns and Love were having an affair.

Waldrup says the couple offered someone thousands in cash and a portion of Burns' life insurance policy as a payment for her death.

Attorneys for Burns and Love aren't listed on jail records.

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