LA-area man sentenced in murder-for-hire scheme

Set Text Size SmallSet Text Size MediumSet Text Size LargeSet Text Size X-Large
Share
Updated: 1/17 1:36 pm

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California man who pleaded guilty in a murder-for-hire scheme targeting a man who was dating the daughter of his co-conspirator has been sentenced to seven years in federal prison.

The U.S. Attorney's office says 35-year-old Antonio Quevedo was sentenced Thursday in federal court.

The second defendant in the case, 56-year-old Adelina Cristobal, has also pleaded guilty to using interstate commerce facilities — the cellphone — for murder-for-hire. She is scheduled to be sentenced January 31.

Prosecutors say the pair offered to pay $6,500 to have the boyfriend "disappear," but it turned out that the hit man they hired was an undercover officer.

Courts documents say Cristobal wanted the boyfriend killed because he owed her money, was romantically involved with her daughter and had allegedly threatened her husband.

©2014 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Share
0 Comment(s)
Comments: Show | Hide

Here are the most recent story comments.View All

No comments yet!
NEWSCASTS ON DEMAND

What's On

All content © Copyright 2014 Intermountain West Communications Company. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.
You may also view our Sitemap

Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.
Mobile advertising for this site is available on Local Ad Buy.