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Murder-for-hire suspect pleads guilty in Muncie

Prosecutor: Tamara Olis wanted Muncie woman dead
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Posted at 6:04 PM, Oct 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-24 18:04:25-04

MUNCIE—A Muncie woman will be sentenced in November after she pleaded guilty in a bizarre murder-for-hire case.

42-year-old Tamara Olis was arrested in 2017 for allegedly trying to have the former girlfriend of her then boyfriend murdered.

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According to Delaware County court records, Olis is pleading guilty to a charge of Conspiracy to Commit Aggravated Battery, rather than face trial.

In early 2017, court documents say Olis offered a person she thought was a "hit man" $1,000 to kill Margie Wolford by cutting the break lines of a taxi cab Wolford drove. The person Olis met with turned out to be an undercover police officer.

The then boyfriend of Olis, Lionel Mackey, had earlier placed two bombs outside Wolford's home in an effort to kill her. Mackey was arrested for attempted murder, was found guilty last year and is serving a 94-year sentence.

Olis, according to investigators, wanted Wolford dead so she couldn't testify against Mackey.

A sentencing for Olis is set for November 20 in Muncie.