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How Do I Get Out of This Mess?

Andrew S. Gordon, 53, of Chelmsford, Mass., wanted to hire a hitman to kill his wife. As usual, the hitman was actually an undercover cop — a state trooper; Gordon was arrested. In an apparent attempt to get out of the resulting charges, Gordon offered a gang member $15,000 to kill the state trooper and another witness in the case against him. Of course, the “gang member” was also an undercover police officer, and Gordon was arrested again. He has been convicted in both cases; he has already been sentenced to 3–5 years in prison in the first case, and faces up to 50 years in prison for the second case. (RC/Lowell Sun) ...If at first obliviots don’t succeed, they often fail, fail again.
Original Publication Date: 13 March 2016
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 22.

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