- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 29, 2016

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) - The Connecticut Appellate Court has upheld the 2013 conviction of a man found guilty of trying to hire a hit man to kill his wife during their divorce.

The Stamford Advocate reports (https://bit.ly/22JddAf ) the court released their decision Monday in the case of 39-year-old Daniel Buzzeo. The Stamford man was sentenced to 15 years in prison after his attempted murder conviction.

Authorities said Buzzeo was videotaped talking to a hit man who was actually an undercover officer in 2011.

Buzzeo’s attorneys challenged the verdict, claiming evidence presented at trial failed to show that Buzzeo took a “substantial step” in a course of conduct intended to culminate in a murder, a legal requirement for conviction.

His lawyer says he will try to persuade the state Supreme Court to review the case.

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Information from: The Advocate, https://www.stamfordadvocate.com

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