By Brad Segall
NORRISTOWN, Pa. – Montgomery County authorities have arrested a 31-year-old Norristown man who they say ordered a hit on another man because they were involved with the same woman.
It took nearly two years to arrest him, but authorities have now charged Tyuan Simon of Green Street with putting a “dime,” which is street language for $10,000, on the victim’s head.
That victim was Tyree Whiting who was murdered in October 2010 after leaving a Norristown bar.
Prosecutor Kevin Steele says Simon, who is already behind bars in state prison, is facing solicitation to commit murder and first degree murder charges.
“When you’re an accomplice or you order a hit on somebody,” he said, “you’re facing the same murder charges that the actual shooter would.”
The shooter, Bruce Woods, accepted a plea deal to a third degree murder charge and other offenses and is awaiting sentencing. He admitted in court that it was Simon who put out the contract on Whiting.
Simon is now being held at Graterford Prison.