- Associated Press - Thursday, December 15, 2016

COLUMBIA, Miss. (AP) - Three Mississippi men are facing more charges in an alleged murder-for-hire plot against a wealthy businessman who serves on the state College Board.

WDAM-TV reports (http://bit.ly/2hBmEwK ) 42-year-old Victor Mitchell of Sumrall, 46-year-old Glen Evans of Gulfport and 47-year-old Howard Cameron of Biloxi appeared Thursday in Lamar County Court.

Six charges were added for each man: conspiracy to kidnap, attempted kidnapping, conspiracy to commit sexual battery, attempted sexual battery, conspiracy to commit extortion and attempted extortion.

Investigators say the target of the alleged plot was Tom Duff of Hattiesburg, who co-owns Duff Capital Investors.

Mitchell, Evans and Cameron were arrested Nov. 19 and charged with conspiracy to commit murder. They remain in the Lamar County jail.

An online jail docket does not show whether they are represented by attorneys

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Information from: WDAM-TV, http://www.wdam.com

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