GRANT COUNTY, WI (WTAQ) - An inmate in the Grant County Jail is accused of making several attempts to have his estranged wife killed.
44 year old Robert VanNatta didn’t want to her to testify against him in a case where he was charged with sex crimes involving a minor. VanNatta now also is charged with solicitation of first-degree intentional homicide in a criminal complaint filed last Wednesday.
Earlier this month, an inmate in the jail told a staff member VanNatta had said he had paid a person $3,000 to, “take care” of his wife. He said that person didn’t follow through and he was looking for someone else to kill her.
At least three other inmates passed on details of similar conversations.