Man charged in St. Louis County murder-for-hire plot

     (AP) – A suburban St. Louis man has been charged in a murder-for-hire


     The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that court documents say 51-year-old

Willie Jackson, of Florissant, wanted the “victim tied up, beaten and left for

dead.” He was arraigned Tuesday on charges of second-degree attempted murder and

violating an order of protection. Bond is set at $200,000, cash-only. No

attorney is listed for him in online court records.

     The charges say Jackson sought help in mid-December to kill the target from

someone who turned out to be a confidential informant.

     The target isn’t identified in the charges, but the documents say Jackson also

violated an order that prevented him from contacting the intended victim.

Records show Jackson’s wife sought and received an order of protection against

Jackson in August.



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