THE DALLES, Ore. (AP) — A man from The Dalles has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for a jailhouse plot to hire someone to kill the district attorney who had prosecuted him for burglary and identity theft.
The Dalles Chronicle reports (http://is.gd/thFGMr ) the sentence was handed down Wednesday in the case of 34-year-old Dustin Kimbrough.
Kimbrough was accused of attempted murder — plotting with a cellmate to find someone to kill his own father-in-law and brother-in-law, as well as Wasco County District Attorney Eric Nisley.
Prosecutors said Kimbrough offered $80,000, to be paid from valuables that could be stolen from the father-in-law and proceeds from the father-in-law's life insurance policy.
The cellmate testified against Kimbrough.
Kimbrough's lawyer, Amy Margolis, said a letter making the offer was never delivered to a hit man, and there will be an appeal.
Information from: The Dalles Chronicle, http://www.thedalleschronicle.com