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A Chip Off the Old Block

Acting on a tip, police in McHenry, Ill., investigated William G. Gersch, 58, since the man was trying to hire a hit man. An undercover cop contacted Gersch, who allegedly offered to hire him to kill his son, William J. Gersch, 35, saying the younger man, who lives on the same block, was responsible for the failure of his marriage and kept him from seeing his grandchildren. “There’s been a longtime family feud,” a sheriff’s investigator said. The senior Gersch was arrested on charges of soliciting murder and faces up to 40 years in prison. Meanwhile, officers realized that the younger Gersch was also under investigation by a different set of detectives. The next day, William J. was also arrested — on charges of possession of pot and cocaine with intent to deliver. “The timing was just really by coincidence,” the investigator said. (RC/Crystal Lake Northwest Herald) ...But putting them in the same cell block won’t be.
Publication Date: 15 April 2007
This story is in True’s book collection, Volume 13.

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