La Jolla divorce attorney Steven Liss, 53, was arrested this week on suspicion of four counts of solicitation to commit murder, false imprisonment and spousal battery. Police allege that Liss has been seeking help from various people to kill this wife Karen. One could certainly think that, if the allegations are true, there were better options like . . . a divorce. One day later, however, he was released with prosecutors saying that they need more evidence.
The couple has filed for divorce and Karen has a restraining order against Liss.
The release is a strange turn of events after police said that they had evidence of multiple efforts to enlist a hitman and Liss was held on over a million dollar bond. Presumably, prosecutors were involved in the case before his actual arrest in a case of this magnitude.
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