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Corbin Man Guilty In Murder-For-Hire Plot

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LONDON, Ky. (LEX 18) — A jury has convicted a Corbin man on charges related to a murder-for-hire scheme and possession of firearms by a felon.

William Timothy Sutton, 55, was convicted Tuesday after a jury deliberated for less than two hours, according to the United States Attorney's Eastern District of Kentucky.

Authorities say that in March 2017 Sutton offered to pay a fellow inmate at the Whitley County Detention Center $40,000 for the murders of the Whitley County Attorney, the Whitley/McCreary County Commonwealth's Attorney and two former girlfriends.

Police say Sutton also sent a letter to a relative asking to provide the inmate with Sutton's firearms.

“The despicable conduct in this case not only victimized four individuals, but was a brazen attack upon the judicial process and the rule of law,” Robert M. Duncan Jr., U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky, said in a statement. “Protecting the public from violence and ensuring the integrity of our system of justice are core principles of the Department of Justice and central priorities of our Office. In our efforts to make our community safer, we will continue to confront and prosecute criminal conduct that undermines these principles.”

Sutton faces decades in prison when he is sentenced, which is scheduled for May 30.

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