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Jurors to continue deliberations in murder for hire case

Jurors will be back in court Friday after dismissing without a verdict in a murder for hire trial in Lexington.

A federal jury will continue trying to reach a verdict in the case of Magoffin County man accused of hiring an undercover agent to commit murder.

Federal authorities say 70-year-old Robert Barnett asked to have a West Virginia man killed who owned him $7,000.

Agents say he even asked for body parts as proof.


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