Prosecutors at press time were continuing their investigation before deciding whether to bring charges against a La Jolla family-law attorney arrested on suspicion of repeatedly soliciting his wife’s murder.
Steven Robert Liss, 53, was released from jail after his arrest while prosecutors and investigators continue to look into the case, said district attorney’s spokesman Paul Levikow. A scheduled arraignment was canceled.
Liss’ wife, Karen, contacted police on July 2, saying she feared her husband intended to do her harm, said San Diego police spokeswoman Monica Munoz.
“The investigation revealed that on multiple occasions over the past several months, Liss sought the help of others to have his wife murdered,’' she alleged after the arrest.
Liss had been booked into county jail on suspicion of four counts of solicitation of murder and allegations of spousal abuse and false imprisonment.