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Murder plot discovered by accidental butt dial

JONESBORO, Ark. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Police in Arkansas say a man's plot to murder another man was uncovered after he accidentally butt-dialed the intended victim.

68-year-old Larry Barnett, of Jonesboro, was plotting to kill a former employee of Barnett's motor company.

The unidentified victim says he received a phone call and could hear Barnett giving a third person directions to the victim's house.

Police dispatched officers to the house, which had been burglarized.

There were also signs that the gas stove had been tampered with.

Barnett was charged with conspiracy to commit murder.