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DOJ: Erik Charles Maund made payment arrangements from prison after murder-for-hire indictment

Gilad Peled, Erik Charles Maund, Bryon Brockway and Adam Carey are all in custody. (Nashville Police Department)

A former partner with Austin-based Maund Automotive Group has been indicted on murder-for-hire charges, alongside three others, for killing a man and woman in Nashville in March 2020.

Austinites Erik Charles Maund, Gilad Peled, Bryon Brockway and North Carolina native Adam Carey were additionally charged with conspiracy to kidnap resulting in death and kidnapping resulting in death, according to U.S. Attorney for Middle District of Tennessee Mark H. Wildasin.

The case centers around the murder of 33-year-old Holly Williams, who 47-year-old Maund was allegedly seeing. Upon hearing of the relationship, Williams’ estranged boyfriend William Lanway, allegedly messaged Maund, who is married, asking for hush money. Williams and Lanway were found dead inside a car in Nashville about a month later.

According to the U.S. Department of Justice, Maund is also facing an additional murder-for-hire charge for trying to arrange to have one of his co-conspirators killed after Peled told Maund in prison they were asking for more money.

The DOJ release said Maund agreed to pay the co-conspirator an additional $25,000, $50,000 to Peled and $100,000 to Brockway to end further payment requests. Since March 11, Maund transferred more than $750,000 to a bank account belonging to Peled, which is believed to be the initial payment.

The four were arrested in December 2021 and remain in custody. If convicted, they could face life in prison.


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