Alyssa Hatcher, a 17-year-old former cheerleader, was arrested and charged with trying to hire two people to kill her parents, Tammy and Mike Scheller, in September 2019. The high school senior allegedly stole $1,400 from her parents’ bank account and used it to buy cocaine – and to pay for her plot. 

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Alyssa was charged with two counts of solicitation to commit murder, two counts of credit card fraud, grand theft and petty theft. 
 
In an exclusive interview with Tammy and Mike, Dr. Phil learned about Alyssa’s life, the trauma she had been through, and the parents’ loss for how to help her, and referred them the help of lawyer Rajan Joshi.

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“This is a girl who’s not got a crime problem but has a drug addiction,” Joshi tells Dr. Phil. “She was an honor student a year before this. She was a cheerleader. She was a varsity soccer player. So, she’s someone who had all the potential until she got involved in drugs, and then it just led her on a different path.”
 
In the video above from Thursday’s episode of Dr. Phil, Joshi shares how he believes he was able to change the course of Alyssa’s life.
 
This episode airs Thursday. Watch more here.