Husband charged with having wife murdered for insurance money still has custody of couple’s kids

Husband charged with having wife murdered for insurance money still has custody of couple’s kids

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Mark & Teresa Sievers and their children

If the evidence is overwhelming that a man arranged for the murder of his wife, why does he still have custody of their kids, and why isn’t he in custody? The two men that Mark Sievers allegedly hired to kill his wife have been charged criminally, but Sievers hasn’t.

The Daily Mail reports,

Investigators in Florida believe Mark Sievers, the husband of well-respected doctor and mother-of-two Teresa Sievers, orchestrated her June 29 murder to cash in on her multimillion-dollar life insurance policy.

He still has custody of the children – Josey and Carmi, aged 11 and eight – and now Florida’s Department of Children and Families (DCF) said that it’s looking into their welfare. They haven’t been seen by relatives on Teresa’s side of the family since November 19.

In late August, police arrested Jimmy Rodgers, 25, and Curtis Wayne Wright Jr, 47, on second-degree murder charges in connection to Sievers’s slaying.

It later emerged that Wright was a longtime friend of Sievers’ husband, Mark, and that Wright also had ties to Rodgers.

According to a damning 33-page probable cause affidavit released on Tuesday presenting evidence in the case, including GPS data, phone records and text messages, Mark Sievers ‘ connection to the two men accused of his wife’s murder was not a mere coincidence.

Among the evidence laid out in the documents cited by the News-Press was an incriminating statement from Rodgers’ girlfriend, Taylor Shomaker, claiming her boyfriend and Wright were hired by Mark Sievers to kill his wife.

‘This murder was committed in expectation of Wright getting paid an undisclosed amount of money from Mark Sievers and then in turn, he was to pay Rodgers $10,000 for his involvement,’ detectives said in the probable cause statement.

The documents also allege that Mark and Teresa Sievers’ marriage was on the rocks, with both spouses involved in a series of extramarital affairs and experimenting with swinging.

Detectives believe the motive behind the murder-for-hire plot was financial in nature. In 2013, the IRS filed a federal tax lien against the Sieverses for failing to pay $32,000 in federal taxes.

According to the newly released affidavit, Mark and Teresa had five life insurance polices on each other totaling $4.4 million.

The indictment contained additional information revealing text messages between Mark Sievers and Wright which appear to allude to the murder deal. What is taking law enforcement so long? Why would they charge the men Sievers allegedly hired but not him? This may end up being one of the big murder mysteries of our day.


The two men Mark Sievers allegedly hired to murder his wife, Jimmy Rodgers (25), and Curtis Wayne Wright, Jr. (47), who have been arrested on second-degree murder charges.

Rachel Alexander

Rachel Alexander is the editor of Intellectual Conservative. She is a senior editor at The Stream, and is a regular contributor to Townhall, the Selous Foundation for Public Policy Research, and The Christian Post, and provides weekend news items for Right Wing News. She frequently appears on TV and news radio as a conservative commentator. She is a recovering attorney and former gun magazine editor. She previously served as a former Assistant Attorney General for the State of Arizona, corporate attorney for Go Daddy Software, and Special Assistant/Deputy County Attorney for the Maricopa County Attorney's Office. As co-president of the UW Political Science Honor Society, she obtained degrees in Political Science and History from the University of Washington, followed by a law degree from Boston College and the University of Arizona. She was ranked by Right Wing News as one of the 50 Best Conservative Columnists from 2011-2017.

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