A Walsall man is due to appear before an American court today charged with trying to hire a hitman to kill his ex-wife.
William Wallace, aged 33, was caught up in a child support and custody battle with his former partner while living in Santa Ana, California. He is accused of telling a private investigator he wanted her dead, and asking whether he knew anyone would murder he and dispose of the body.
The investigator was the one who turned him in to police.
Bail has been set for Wallace, formerly of the Yew Tree Estate, at $2 million (£1.2m). If convicted, he faces a sentence of up to 26 years to life in a state prison.
The search for missing American Denise Gray continues at first light today in woodland just outside Horncastle. The 52-year-old went told a friend she is staying with in the village of Revesby she was going out for a walk on Monday - and hasn't been seen since.
Police and search and rescue teams have been searching local rivers and waterways. And they are asking local people to check their out houses and sheds.
Farrah Emami, a spokesperson for the Orange County District Attorney's Office, has told ITV News Central that William Wallace, the man accused of trying to hire a hit-man to kill his ex-wife, took a photograph of her with him to prevent a mix-up.
David Cameron has been in India this week promoting British trade abroad. For Barry Tomes from Birmingham, selling British brands on foreign markets is both possible and necessary.
He's been discovering, managing and promoting Midlands bands for forty years. Having recently opened an office in Los Angeles he believes he has cracked the US market and that he's done so by selling Britishness.
"When it comes to the music industry being English in America is hugely marketable. When I reminded executives there of the talent that has come out of Birmingham over the years - that was an important part of getting them interested."
He has high hopes for latest signing Super 6, whose first single 'Sleepwalking' has just been released. They will launch their album at a party at LA's legendary Viper Rooms in August and follow up with a US tour.