Police: Woman hired man to kill father of their child

Police: Woman paid man to kill father of her children over custody dispute

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A second person has been arrested in connection with the 2017 stabbing death of a restaurant employee and detectives say this suspect and the victim had a history together.

Amanda Nicole Needy, 28, of Louisville, was taken into custody by Louisville Metro police on December 5. She’s charged with murder.

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Needy’s arrest report says detectives learned that she was going to pay the other person charged in the case, Timothy Shane Singer, to murder the victim, Nicholas Morris, 33.

The report says Morris is the father of Needy’s child and that Needy and Morris were in a custody dispute. It also states that Needy drove Singer to the restaurant where the murder happened.

Singer was arrested one week after the murder. Needy was booked into Louisville Metro Corrections on one count of murder-domestic violence.

Friends and family of Morris said it doesn’t matter how long it took to arrest Needy, they are thankful to detectives and prosecutors because they felt she was behind the crime all along. They are relieved she has been charged.

“I’ve got a lot of memories that she can never take away, he’ll always be in my heart and she cant take that.” Charlotte Watt, the mother of Morris, said. “You may have taken my son away from me but you can’t take that.”

“It’s pitiful, it’s pure evil, there’s nothing you can call it but evil and evil will always see justice,” Brenda Randall, a longtime friend of the Morris family, said. “Justice will prevail.”

A not guilty plea was entered by the court for Needy and her next court date set for December 17. Her bond was raised to $250,000 cash.

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