Diana Lovejoy, 43, and Weldon McDavid Jr., 49, were arrested Thursday near their homes in Carlsbad and Fallbrook, respectively, police said. They were charged with Attempted Murder, Conspiracy, Assault with a Deadly Weapon and Assault with Great Bodily Injury.Lovejoy is a UCSD graduate and was a competitive amateur triathlete when she lived in Encinitas 10 years ago.
Investigators say the pair conspired and planned the shooting, which happened in early September.
Authorities say McDavid, an employee at a local shooting range in Oceanside where the victim reportedly took lessons, called the victim and arranged a meeting on the access road off Avenida Soledad the night of the shooting.
Lovejoy, also charged in the shooting, is the estranged spouse of the victim, police say.
Police are still piecing together why Lovejoy and McDavid conspired to shoot the victim, as well as the connection between the two suspects, said Chief Neil Gallucci.
Friday, September 9, 2016
Former Encinitas triathlete arrested in plot to murder husband in Carlsbad