US college student plea in alleged murder plot

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RIVERSIDE, California (AP) A U.S. college student has pleaded not guilty to soliciting an ex-boyfriend’s beating and murder by another boyfriend, who secretly recorded the alleged plot.

Barbara Wu, 21, entered pleas May 31 to charges of soliciting murder, making terrorist threats, vandalism, stalking and other crimes. The University of California, Riverside, student remained jailed Tuesday.

Dennis Lin wrote in a request for a restraining order that Wu asked him on May 22 to kill an ex-boyfriend, the Riverside Press-Enterprise reported Monday.

“She made me promise that I would go through with it,” wrote Lin, 21, who made the request a day after Wu’s May 23 arrest.

“She wanted me to tie him up, use a bat to break his legs, kill him, then discard the body,” he wrote. “She wanted us to leave the country after we did all of this to him.”

Lin said he told a university official who contacted university police, who in turn asked him to secretly record Wu discussing the plot.

“Since I’m now an ex-boyfriend who told police about her, I fear for my life,” Lin wrote in his court request.

A call to Wu’s public defender, Jason Kralovic, was not immediately returned Tuesday.

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