- Associated Press - Friday, February 20, 2015

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Federal prosecutors have charged a Wyoming State Penitentiary inmate with trying to hire someone to kill his parents so he could collect their life insurance money and inherit their house.

The complaint against 23-year-old Andrew Silicani of Cheyenne was filed in U.S. District Court on Feb. 12. He made an initial court appearance Thursday.

A confidential source told prison staff in November that Silicani had asked if that person would be willing to kill his parents.

The informant agreed to pose as a hit man to determine Silicani’s intentions. In an exchange of letters, Silicani provided the supposed hit man with the names and address of his parents and said he didn’t want to pay more than $100,000 for the “demolition work.”

Court records said Silicani expected to receive $850,000 in life insurance and property.

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