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Ohio man gets 27 years in murder-for-hire plot

Associated Press

COLUMBUS: An Ohio man has been sentenced to 27 years in prison for charges stemming from a murder-for-hire plot targeting his ex-wife.

The sentence against 60-year-old Daniel W. Lytle came Thursday in Columbus.

The Lockbourne man and co-defendant Brad A. Fickenworth, of Columbus, had been charged with conspiracy to commit aggravated murder. Lytle faced other charges.

Fickenworth was sentenced to 11 years in prison last month.

WCMH in Columbus reports that prosecutors during the trial said Lytle had tried to harm his ex-wife in multiple occasions. In one attempt, prosecutors alleged, Lytle drove an unidentified person to her home and workplace to show the would-be assassin where to find her.

Lytle’s attorney Javier Armengau says his client vehemently denies the charges and will be appealing the conviction and sentence.

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