Man Pleads Guilty In Plot To Kill Three People In Texas

BEAUMONT (November 7, 2012)—Marcus Underwood of Sylvania, Ga., faces as much as 10 years in prison in a failed plot to kill three people in Texas.

Prosecutors in Beaumont say no sentencing date has been set for Underwood, who has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to use interstate commerce facilities to commit murder for hire.

Authorities haven’t released details on the investigation or the alleged targets in Cleveland, about 40 miles northeast of Houston.

Underwood was arrested during a January 2011 traffic stop in Orange.

A search of his vehicle led to the discovery of two assault rifles, a ski mask, photos of three individuals and printed directions to a Cleveland address.

Prosecutors say Underwood was given $1,000 and promised a truck to kill the three people.

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