(CLEVELAND PLAIN DEALER) -- A Cleveland Heights woman with an apparent passion for animal rights remains in federal custody today. Federal prosecutors say she tried to hire an assassin through Facebook to kill "someone who is wearing fur."
Federal agents arrested Meredith Lowell, 27, Tuesday morning at her home, charged with solicitation to commit murder.
After her initial appearance Tuesday in U.S. District Court, her case was bound over to a grand jury. A detention hearing is set for next Tuesday.
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A 14-page affidavit describes a person who wanted someone slain for wearing fur near the Coventry Branch of Cleveland Heights-University Heights Public Library. In online correspondence with an undercover federal agent, she said she wanted to be present, and was prepared to hand out information about the fur industry after the killing was consummated.