John Graziano's Father Arrested for Plotting to Kill His Wife

February 26, 2009 By:
John Graziano's Father Arrested for Plotting to Kill His Wife

File this under random! Remember the Graziano family? Their son John was the victim in the Nick Hogan car crash who was left severely and permanently injured in 2007.

The Graziano’s shot into the spotlight when they accused Nick of being responsible for John’s injuries, which eventually landed him in prison.

Well now the tables have turned and the spotlight is on John’s father, Edward James Graziano. He’s just been arrested for plotting to kill his estranged wife Debra.

According to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Department, Graziano has held multiple meetings and negotiations with a tipster and an undercover detective posing as a middle man in order to solicit the murder of his wife.

And this is where it gets more pathetic. According to the detectives, Graziano paid $1100 in cash, $1100 in a personal check, and a gift card with an undisclosed amount on it to Westshore Pizza to have his wife murdered. We wonder how much was on that gift card? He couldn’t have sprung for iTunes?

The Criminal Investigative Division began its investigation in mid-December. Graziano was arrested at his home in Palm Harbor Thursday morning.

So it looks like the Grazianos have much more to worry about than just who gets care and guardianship of their son. It’s so sad, because Graziano was probably just looking for money from his wife’s life insurance plan. Now he’ll most likely be going away for a long time.