Seattle Police foil murder-for-hire plot that started in jail

Seattle Police foil murder-for-hire plot that started in jail

Seattle Police foil murder-for-hire plot that started in jail

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by KING 5 News

NWCN.com

Posted on January 30, 2013 at 6:03 PM

Seattle police say a foiled murder-for-hire plot was hatched inside the King County Jail.

Police say a jail inmate hired a 33-year-old man, as well as a soon-to-be-released inmate, for a hit on a man he believed to be a police informant. The alleged mastermind of the plot is a felon who was caught earlier this month with body armor, guns, cash and a fake police badge in his car.

The plan began to unravel when the recruited inmate reported the felon's plan to the police.

Police say they followed the actions of the mastermind over nine days. While in jail, he allegedly arranged financing for the hit, drew maps of the victim's house and described how he wanted the victim killed, saying, "Wet him with gasoline, dry him with a match."

Once the hired inmate got out of jail, he met with the 33-year-old suspect to obtain a loaded gun and discuss the hit. Seattle police were watching the meeting and SWAT officers arrested the 33-year-old.

The hit was never attempted.

Police booked the 33-year-old into the King County Jail for solicitation and conspiracy of first degree murder. The 48-year-old felon who hired the men was also charged in the case.

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