Two of the men accused in a murder-for-hire plot in Dewitt have pled guilty to charges associated with the case and have been sentenced to prison.  

Seventeen-year-old Randalle Cross was accused of hiring 22-year-old Nicholas Hebdon to kill his step-father. Seventeen-year-old Ryan Peters was accused of being involved in the crime, too.

On Wednesday in Clinton County District Court, Cross admitted his involvement and pled guilty to charges of intimidation with a dangerous weapon with intent and conspiracy to commit murder.  On Thursday, Hebdon admitted he entered the home and fired a handgun a Cross’s stepfather and missed.  He pled guilty to the same charges. Both asked for immediate sentencing and both were sentenced to ten years in prison on both charges; the sentenced will run consecutively.

Peters earlier pled guilty to second degree burglary charges in the case and agreed to testify against the other two.  He was given a deferred judgment and sent to a residential corrections facility.

(Reporting by Dave Vickers, KROS, Clinton)
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