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

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Updated: 1/17/2014 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.

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