LINCOLN–(KFOR Sept. 19)–Convicted murderer Aubrey Trail is being accused of extorting a prison nurse in a murder-for-hire-scheme using a Lincoln woman, who is now in jail.
Court documents say 55-year-old Samantha Al-Rekabi was arrested over the weekend and charged with extortion. She was wanting to write a book about Trail’s murder conviction and crimes and she befriended a nurse at the Reception and Treatment Center, where Trail is housed. The nurse apparently smuggled items like a cellphone and tobacco for Trail and told him about her marriage problems.
Trail apparently told the nurse he hired a hitman to kill her husband and to stop it from happening, she had to pay him $25,000. Later on, the nurse admitted to the FBI to taking out the money and giving it to Al-Rekabi hoping to avoid the killing. Authorities believe the planned attack was not creditable and just a scheme.
Al-Rekabi is due back in court in October.
Trail, 57, was convicted and sentenced to death for the November 2017 killing and dismemberment of 24-year-old Sydney Loofe of Lincoln.