Soldier convicted of hiring hit man accepts deal

HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A jury has convicted a Fort Campbell
soldier of hiring a hit man to kill his ex-girlfriend.

The Kentucky New Era ( reports 21-year-old
Joshua Huntley accepted a plea deal Tuesday on his sentence after
the jury returned with a guilty verdict. The deal calls for
prosecutors to recommend Huntley serve 11 years in prison. The
charge carries a sentence of 10 to 20 years in prison.

The defense attorney for Huntley, who is assigned to the 101st
Airborne Division at the sprawling military post on the
Kentucky-Tennessee line, had argued that his client wasn't serious
about wanting to kill the woman.

As part of the deal, Huntley is allowed to remain free with an
ankle monitor until final sentencing on June 20.
Information from: Kentucky New Era,

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