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Georgia man tried to hire someone to kill ex-wife، pay with cash & Atlanta Hawks tickets

Tuesday 17/July/2018 - 03:35 PM
Sada El Balad
A North Georgia man has been sentenced after pleading guilty to attempting to hire someone to kill his ex-wife، promising to deliver $10،000 and two Atlanta Hawks basketball tickets as payment، according to "newschannel9" website.
In October 2017، Michael McEarchern was in Bartow County jail after being arrested on drug-related charges.
According to U.S. Attorney Byung J. "BJay" Pak، McEarchern reached out to several people، trying to see who could murder his ex-wife، who lived in Cobb County.
One of those people told their friend about Michael's desire to kill his ex-wife، and that person then reported the crime to the FBI.
In order to make sure McEarchern was serious، the FBI waited to see whether he'd reach of to the informant - and he did.
He agreed to pay the person $10،000 in cash and two tickets to an Atlanta Hawks basketball game. McEarchern also had $800 mailed to the purported assassin to show he was serious.
The FBI retrieved the envelope containing the $800 with a return address of the person who sent the money on McEarchern’s instruction. McEarchern also provided an address where the assassin could find the ex-wife.
29-year-old Michael McEarchern of Acworth، Georgia pleaded guilty and was convicted of murder-for-hire on April 24، 2018.
On Friday، July 13، McEarchern was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison، to be followed by three years of supervised release.
“Had the FBI not been notified by a concerned citizen، McEarchern more than likely would have found someone to carry out the murder of his ex-wife،” said J.C. Hacker، Special Agent in Charge of FBI Atlanta. “It is a great example of how law enforcement، working with the public، can prevent crime، and in this case the murder of an innocent woman.”
Both the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Bartow County Sheriff's Office worked on this investigation.

Edited by Rasha Mohamed

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