Friday, October 07, 2005

Getting Professional Help

Group therapy perhaps:

A Connecticut psychologist has been ordered held on $1.7 million bond on charges he conspired to murder a fellow psychologist, the stepfather of [Seattle] Sonics guard Ray Allen.

Ernest C. Garlington, 37, appeared yesterday in Middlesex Superior Court.

Garlington and Terrence Battle, 31, were charged Wednesday in a murder-for-hire plot against psychologist Derek Hopson. Arrest warrants detailing the allegations have been ordered sealed for two weeks.

Hopson was once married to Garlington's wife. He's now married to Flora Allen-Hopson, Allen's mother.

Garlington and Battle are accused of conspiring with a third man, 34-year-old Robbie Santos, who is serving an 18-year prison term for firing a shot at Hopson in 2003.

.... Garlington and Battle are also accused in another assault on Hopson, on Aug. 12, 2002. In that incident, Hopson was attacked with a golf club.

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