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Defense: Plea in works in Pa. murder-for-hire case

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INDIANA (AP) – A defense attorney says a tentative plea deal is in the works for a man accused of having tried to hire a hit man to kill a woman.


Twenty-seven-year-old Kevin Peterman was charged in Indiana County with criminal solicitation to commit criminal homicide after an informant said he had been offered $5,000 for the murder.


The Indiana resident was arrested in March after meeting with the informant in Rayne Township, about 50 miles northeast of Pittsburgh.


The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports that Peterman waived a preliminary hearing on Thursday. A district judge then refused to reduce his bail from $100,000.


Defense attorney Ryan Tutera said in court that a tentative plea deal would have Peterman to plead guilty to a charge of criminal solicitation to commit aggravated assault.


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