Seattle police break up murder-for-hire ploton January 30, 2013 @ 3:13 pm (Updated: 4:03 pm - 1/30/13 )
Police say the inmate, a felon caught earlier this month with guns, cash, and a fake police badge, put out a hit on a man he believed to be a police informant.
The man orchestrating the hit reportedly had plans on how he wanted the intended victim killed "wet him with gasoline, dry him with a match," and had drawn up maps of the victim's house to aid the man he'd contacted to carry out the hit.
A soon-to-be-released inmate and another 33-year-old man on the outside were meant to take care of the killing. But the inmate approached to carry out the plot instead provided all the information to authorities.
Upon his release, police followed the inmate to a meeting with the 33-year-old man on the outside. The 33-year-old reportedly gave him a gun and they talked over the killing plans.
SWAT officers then moved in and arrested the 33-year-old man and booked him into the King County Jail for Solicitation and Conspiracy to Commit Murder 1. The 48-year-old inmate that allegedly hatched the plot, still behind bars, was also charged in the plot.
The police say those responsible will be held accountable.
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