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Petersburg man pleads guilty to murder-for-hire plot

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Shannon H. Crane (Source: Virginia State Police) Shannon H. Crane (Source: Virginia State Police)
PETERSBURG, VA (WWBT) -

A Petersburg man pleaded guilty Monday after he was accused of soliciting an individual to murder two men.

Shannon H. Crane, 35, faced two felony counts of solicitation of murder for hire.

According to the prosecutor, Crane wanted a hit man to kill his girlfriend's husband and the boyfriend of a niece - Crane also wanted the boyfriend tortured before having his throat slit.

Crane was arrested after an undercover police officer recorded a face-to-face meeting. He faces up to 40 years per charge when he is sentenced later this year.

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