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Man convicted of solicitation of murder for hire

Man convicted of solicitation of murder for hire

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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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