Mass. Man Pleads Guilty to Role in Murder-For-Hire Plot | NECN

Mass. Man Pleads Guilty to Role in Murder-For-Hire Plot

Joseph Burke to be sentence in November



    A Massachusetts man has pleaded guilty to his role in a murder-for-hire plot.

    Massachusetts U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz says 52-year-old Everett resident Joseph Burke pleaded guilty Friday in federal court in Boston to using facilities of interstate commerce in commission of a murder-for-hire.

    Prosecutors say the murder plot was developed through a series of meetings between Burke and an undercover federal agent. Burke told the agent that he needed money and was willing to commit murder.

    Burke eventually agreed to kill a man the agent said was "causing problems." Burke and the agent met several times to discuss logistics of the murder. Burke said he would shoot the man in the head.

    Scheduling is sentenced for Nov. 15. Burke is expected to be sentenced to 90 months in prison.

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