- Associated Press - Saturday, July 15, 2017

DENVER (AP) - A Pueblo man has been sentenced to nine years in prison for trying to arrange the murder of a witness against him.

Ricardo “Rico” Estevan Suazo told the judge in Denver that the plot was “one of the stupidest things I’ve ever done.”

The Pueblo Chieftain reports that 27-year-old Suazo allegedlty shot the intended murder victim last July, but the victim survived.

Two months later, Suazo hatched the murder-for-hire plot because the victim was going to be a witness against him in Pueblo District Court. The plot fell apart when a Pueblo detective heard about it and posed undercover as a hit man.

The newspaper reports that Suazo entered a plea deal and agreed to a nine-year term to settle the murder-for-hire case and also pending drug charges in Pueblo.


Information from: The Pueblo Chieftain, https://www.chieftain.com

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