advertisement

Independence teen gets probation in murder-for-hire plot

Saturday, January 10, 2009 | 4:24 p.m. CST

INDEPENDENCE — An Independence teenager got two years' probation for introducing his high-school classmate to two would-be hit men.

The sentence 18-year-old Joseph Garcia received Friday in Jackson County Circuit Court is the same one imposed last month against 19-year-old Jacob Jett.

Prosecutors say Jett gave the would-be hit men $260 and three handguns to kill his parents because he thought they were too strict and he wanted to inherit their money.

The plot came to light after one of the would-be hit men was picked up for a parole violation. Prosecutors have said they didn't believe the men intended to commit the murders.

Garcia pleaded guilty in October to two counts of attempted second-degree murder.

His attorney, Gabriel Domjan, says, "The outcome of this case rested a lot on the parents' understanding and forgiveness of their son and my client."

 


Like what you see here? Become a member.


Show Me the Errors (What's this?)

Report corrections or additions here. Leave comments below here.

You must be logged in to participate in the Show Me the Errors contest.


Comments

Leave a comment

Speak up and join the conversation! Make sure to follow the guidelines outlined below and register with our site. You must be logged in to comment. (Our full comment policy is here.)

  • Don't use obscene, profane or vulgar language.
  • Don't use language that makes personal attacks on fellow commenters or discriminates based on race, religion, gender or ethnicity.
  • Use your real first and last name when registering on the website. It will be published with every comment. (Read why we ask for that here.)
  • Don’t solicit or promote businesses.

We are not able to monitor every comment that comes through. If you see something objectionable, please click the "Report comment" link.

You must be logged in to comment.

Forget your password?

Don't have an account? Register here.

advertisements