A judge set bond for a man accused of attempting to kill his girlfriend with Ricin at $200,000 on Friday afternoon. Court officials said Preston Rhoads is to remain under “house arrest” at his parents' home in Ada and required to wear a GPS ankle monitor.
Preston Rhoads was charged with two counts of attempted murder and two counts of solicitation to commit murder.
The incident occurred back in April 2014, when a friend and former co-worker of Rhoads turned him in after a meeting between the two, at Rhoads' home in Oklahoma City.
The friend stated that Rhoads showed him a vial of Ricin and wanted to hire him to poison Rhoads' pregnant girlfriend in order to kill the unborn baby. The friend also said that Rhoads didn't mind if his girlfriend died in the process.
He refused Rhoads' request and claimed Rhoads got angry and left.
The friend contacted authorities a few days later after being concerned Rhoads would follow through with the plan himself.