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Jurors to mull York County murder-for-hire case Wednesday

Written by The Associated Press | May 26, 2015 1:55 PM
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Gregory Hess is accused of trying to hire a hit man to kill his estranged wife's boyfriend.

(York) -- Jurors are expected to begin deliberating Wednesday in the case of a central Pennsylvania man accused of trying to hire someone to kill a male acquaintance of his wife.

Closing arguments were delivered today in the York County trial of 47-year-old Gregory Allen Hess of Seven Valleys, who is charged with solicitation of criminal homicide.

Prosecutors allege Hess paid a man $30,000 to commit the murder, but that person called authorities and the prospective target helped stage photos in a ruse to convince Hess that the murder had been committed.

Hess testified that he wanted the man beaten up, not killed.

He faces separate charges that he tried to arrange the murder of the man hired for the slaying, and then the murder of the second prospective ``hit-man.''

An earlier story is below:

The fate of a man accused of trying to hire someone to kill a male acquaintance of his wife will soon be in the hands of a central Pennsylvania jury.

Closing arguments began this afternoon in the York County trial of 47-year-old Gregory Allen Hess of Seven Valleys, who is charged with solicitation of criminal homicide.

Prosecutors allege Hess paid a man $30,000 to commit the murder, but that person called authorities and the prospective target helped stage photos in a ruse to convince Hess that the murder had been committed.

Hess testified that he wanted the man beaten up, not killed.

He faces separate charges that he tried to arrange the murder of the man hired for the slaying, and then the murder of the second prospective "hit-man."

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