YORK, Pa. (AP) — A central Pennsylvania man accused of having tried to hire someone to commit one murder is now accused of having tried to hire a second purported hit-man to kill the first one.
Forty-six-year-old Gregory Allen Hess of Seven Valleys was charged in York County in April with solicitation of criminal homicide and criminal use of a communication facility.
Prosecutors alleged that Hess paid a confidential informant $30,000 to kill a male acquaintance of his wife.
But authorities alleged Wednesday that after he was arrested and taken to county prison, he tried to hire another inmate to kill the first would-be hit-man.
Defense attorney Farley Holt challenged the credibility of the unnamed informant when he learned of the new charges, calling him a “career criminal.”
(© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
You may also be interested in these stories:
- Police ID Gunman Sought In Slaying Of Pennsylvania Officer During Traffic Stop
- 3 Injured In Shooting Outside North Philly Sports Bar
- Philadelphia Car Museum Brings Home Gold For Second Time
- Philadelphia Church Celebrates 225 Years Of ‘Legacy, Faith, Hope’
- Stockton University To Host Supreme Court Justice Gorsuch