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Florida man accused in botched murder plot denied bond

Prosecutors said Henry Herbig, 65, drove hundreds of miles planning to kill his estranged wife, only to be shot and paralyzed by her daughter.

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — A Florida man accused in a murder scheme targeting his estranged wife was denied bond in court Wednesday.

Henry Herbig was paralyzed during the Sept. 8 incident on Bunsen Drive in Virginia Beach.

In court, prosecutors revealed new details of the crime, suggesting Herbig had a well thought out plan to murder his estranged wife. However, it was botched.

Allegedly armed with a gun, wrench and wooden baton, Herbig's plan fell apart when police said the woman's adult daughter shot Herbig in self-defense.

The State said Herbig drove from his home in Pace, Florida towing a second car loaded up with garbage bags, duct tape, zip ties and extra gas so he wouldn't have to stop. He also only used cash.

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His idea, prosecutors said, was to make the incident in the quiet suburban neighborhood look like a robbery.

Herbig's attorney argued to release him Wednesday, saying the Virginia Beach jail can't meet his medical needs.

The Commonwealth countered by saying he's wealthy with connections, and is a flight risk. The judge agreed and denied bond.

However, the judge said she will reconsider if Herbig and his attorney come up with a solid plan on where he would stay if released.