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March 4, 2014 at 1:19 PM

Ex-state employee sentenced for trying to have wife killed

The Associated Press OLYMPIA — A 44-year-old Olympia man convicted of trying to hire a hit-man to kill his wife was sentenced Tuesday to 33 years in prison. Brian Cox also was convicted of a second count of solicitation to commit murder for offering money to a cellmate in the Thurston County Jail to kill an informant…

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October 30, 2013 at 9:15 AM

Man pleads guilty in murder for hire case

TACOMA (AP) — A man has pleaded guilty in Tacoma to second-degree murder for killing another man in a murder for hire plot. Pierce County prosecutors say Luis Barker accepted $8,000 from a Gig Harbor woman to kill her son-in-law. The News Tribune reports that Barker entered his plea Tuesday. Sentencing is scheduled for Nov….

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January 30, 2013 at 11:31 PM

Seattle police bust alleged murder-for-hire plot

Detectives broke up a murder-for-hire plot organized by a King County Jail inmate Tuesday, according to the Seattle Police Department. The inmate tried to have a man he believed was a police informant killed, according to Seattle police. The felon was jailed earlier this month because police said they discovered body armor, guns, cash and a…

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