Corbin Man Sentenced To 360 Months For Devising Murder-For-Hire Scheme

Posted at 6:32 PM, May 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-30 18:32:40-04

LAUREL COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) A Corbin man was sentenced to 360 months in prison after he was found guilty of four counts of interstate murder-for-hire and one count of possession of firearms by a convicted felon. 

55-year-old William Timothy Sutton was found guilty in January. 

The evidence at the trial established that in March 2017, while incarcerated at the Whitley County Detention Center, Sutton offered to pay a fellow inmate to murder the Whitley County Attorney, the Whiteley/ McCreary County Commonwealth’s Attorney, and two ex-girlfriends.

The evidence further established that Sutton mailed a letter to a relative from jail, asking the relative to provide the would-be hitman with one of Sutton’s own firearms to further the scheme. Law enforcement became aware of the plan, interceded, and ultimately arrested Sutton.  

Under federal law, Sutton must serve 85 percent of his prison sentence; and upon his release, he will be under the supervision of the United States Probation Office for three years.