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Duluth Man Charged Again in Murder-for-Hire Plot

Even behind bars, Joseph Memar of Duluth was caught in a second attempt to hire someone to kill Alireza Jebraeilli of Norcross.

Gwinnett County Police say a incarcerated man arrested on murder-for-hire charges is trying to make plans to kill the same Norcross man again.

In November, a plain clothes officer met with the suspect, 65-year-old Duluth resident Joseph Memar, during his visitation time, according to a news release from Gwinnett Police spokesman Cpl. Jake Smith. 

Memar offered the undercover officer $10,000 to kill his original victim, Alireza Jebraeilli of Norcross. Jebraeilli is his former business partner whom Memar allegedly arranged a hit to kill in June.

Memar directed the officer to a source outside the jail for payment, but when detectives approached that source, he refused to participate in any way.

Memar has been charged with a second count of criminal attempt to commit murder and remains in custody at the Gwinnett County Detention Center without bond. The Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office has transferred Memar to a maximum security detention area.

Memar's original arrest stems back to June, when an informant told detectives that was contacted by Memar who was looking for a "hit man" to murder Jebraeilli.

The following day, the informant met with Memar while under surveillance by Gwinnett County Police officers. Memar gave the informant $1,500 with an additional $1,500 promised upon the completion of the crime.

On June 28, the informant showed a doctored photo of Jebraeilli as "proof" to Memar that the killing had been done. Memar thanked the informant and concluded the meeting with a promise to meet the next day to pay the informant. At this point, GCPD detectives arrested Memar.

SUNKEN SUB December 12, 2012 at 01:55 AM
* Cheer up, Memar. Third Time's a CHARM. :)

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