BLOOMINGTON – A 21-year-old Bloomington man was convicted Tuesday of solicitation of murder for hire.
Jonathan D. Hadden was charged in June 2012 with attempting to arrange the killing of a co-defendant in a burglary case in which he was convicted.
Prosecutor Jennifer Patton argued at a two-day trial that Hadden approached another inmate at the McLean County jail about killing Michael Anderson of Bloomington for $5,000.
The sheriff’s department worked with the Illinois State Police to secure a special agent to act as a potential hit man, according to the prosecutor.
After the jury’s verdict, State Attorney Jason Chambers said Patton “put together a solid case and I appreciate the jury’s time and consideration in reaching a verdict.”
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