Larrymore admitted to conspiring to hire a hitman to kill multiple witnesses scheduled to testify against her boyfriend, who is being held on Rikers Island in lieu of bail and awaiting trial on two armed home invasions.
By Forum Staff
The girlfriend of a Riker’s Island inmate is facing 6 to 18 years in prison after she plead guilty to hiring a killer to dispose of multiple witnesses scheduled to testify against her jailed lover.
Latisha Larrymore, 33, of Jamaica, Queens. Larrymore, who has been held without bail since her arrest last year in May, appeared before Queens Supreme Court Justice Michael B. Aloise and plead guilty to one count of second-degree conspiracy with the understanding that she will be sentenced to six to eighteen years of incarceration on January 17, 2018.
Larrymore plotted to kill witnesses preparing to take the stand against her boyfriend Edward Leasure, 38, of Jamaica, Queens, was is charged with committing two armed home invasions on March 16, 2015.
District Attorney Richard Brown described the twisted plan conceived to stop the testimony that would keep Leasure behind bars for a long while.
“In an attempt to help her boyfriend avoid punishment by intimidating or eliminating potential witnesses against him, the defendant now finds herself facing serious time behind bars. Witness protection is a top priority for law enforcement and when we learn of plans like the one the defendant participated in we do everything in our power to stop them. Our success here demonstrates that law enforcement is capable of thwarting criminals’ plots and that those who attempt such conduct will face strong laws and tough penalties.”
Charges in the underlying case, , according to the charges in the underlying case, described Leasure’s actions inside the residences as placing the occupants in fear of serious physical injury and death.
Leasure was arraigned back in 2015 and held in lieu $200,000 bail on burglary, robbery, weapons possession and other charges,. In Larrymore’s case, she and Leasure’s father, Eddie Marcus, conspired between April/May of 2016, to hire a hitman to murder witnesses before Leasure’s home invasion trial. Authorities say Marcus approached a person known to the investigation and asked the individual to kill multiple people set to testify at his son’s trial in exchange for money. He provided the names and addresses of the witnesses and a time frame within which the murders should be completed. As part of the conspiracy, Larrymore had subsequent recorded conversations with the “hitman”, where she discussed the payment for his services and the means by which the murders should be carried out.
Larrymore advised the individual that she knew someone who could sell him a gun and a silencer. At the time of her arrest, she stated to police that Leasure was worried about witnesses and that she received a call from him who told her to meet with Marcus and that Marcus found a “lawyer” who will take care of the situation and that “lawyer” is the code word for hitman.
Larrymore also stated to police that the hitman wanted $4,000 up front and that she told him that the rest of the money would be paid after Leasure was out of jail.
On August 22, 2016, Leasure pleaded guilty to second-degree conspiracy in the conspiracy to commit murder case and first-degree burglary in the home invasion cases. He was then sentenced to 12 to 24 years in prison on his conspiracy plea and 24 years in prison on his burglary plea. The case against Eddie Marcus is presently pending trial.