Plainfield

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Usually, when you hear people making plans for a murder, it’s in a movie or on TV. But conversations recorded just last month in Plainfield, New Hampshire, aren't fiction.

Proceedings are on hold for an 83-year-old defendant in a murder-for-hire case in Plainfield pending the results of a competency evaluation. 

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Prosecutors laid out their evidence Monday in a murder-for-hire case in the town of Plainfield. 

Pauline Chase, 83, and her son Maurice Temple, 63, are charged with plotting to pay another man,  Mark Horne, to kill Temple's ex-wife. 

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There were no bidders today for the compound of the tax-evading couple convicted of amassing an arsenal of weapons and holding law enforcement officials at bay for nine months in 2007. 

The auction of Ed and Elaine Brown's 100 acres in Plainfield took place this afternoon at federal court in Concord. The minimum required bid was $250,000. 

Authorities had refused to allow prospective bidders to tour the property. Last year, the U.S. Marshals Service cited the possibility of land mines and other explosives buried on the property as a complication.