Jennifer Ortega

About Jennifer Ortega

Reporter and Fill-in Anchor on the weekends. Jennifer Ortega joins our team all the way from South Florida. She's worked for CBS 12 and Hola Tv in West Palm Beach. Although she's a long way from home, she's excited to be a part of the WCBI News Team.

Woman Charged in Murder-for-Hire Plot


TUPELO, Miss. (WCBI) – A Northeast Mississippi woman is charged for being connected to a murder for hire scheme.

Mary Elizabeth Newman, 35, of Belmont, was arrested Wednesday in Tupelo. Investigators allege Newman hired a hit man to kill her husband. Special agents of the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation and the New Albany District worked together on the investigation.

Newman has been charged with conspiracy to commit murder and is being held in the Lee County Detention center on a $1 million bond.