- Associated Press - Thursday, March 27, 2014

WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) - A man convicted in Williston of offering cash for a hit on an associate in the drug trade has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.

The Williston Herald reports (https://bit.ly/1pzWg2e ) that Billy Owens will be on supervised probation for five years following his prison term.

Prosecutors say Owens paid Paul Huckstep $1,500 in May 2012 to assault Kenneth Moore, who was shot multiple times and is paralyzed from the chest down.

Owens was convicted last October of leading a criminal organization and conspiring to commit assault.

Huckstep was charged with attempted murder and pleaded guilty last year to a reduced charge of terrorizing. He was sentenced to five years in prison.

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Information from: Williston Herald, https://www.willistonherald.com

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