Wolfmeyer Freed on Bond in Murder-for-Hire Case
East St. Louis, Ill. – A defense attorney says his client was smitten with St. Louis Blues forward Mike Danton and that he lied to her.
Donald Groshong says 19-year-old Katie Wolfmeyer is a "nice young girl" who is the real victim in this case. He says she was lied to by everybody.
Wolfmeyer, of Florissant, is charged with trying to help Danton hire a hit man to kill an acquaintance of his.
She was freed Monday on a $100,000 bond to the custody of her parents.
A preliminary hearing is set for April 30th.
Wolfmeyer was accused of conspiring to arrange the plot by passing Danton's call to another man.
The defense says she was laying out facts to a police officer, not a hit man.
Prosecutors dismiss that defense, saying the man was not a police officer and that Wolfmeyer showed the man where Danton lived.
No word yet on when Danton will appear in court.