Sailor accused of trying to hire a hit man to kill wife

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A Navy sailor from Virginia Beach has been charged with trying to hire a hit man to kill his estranged wife.

Court documents say Chadwick Ghesquiere was willing to pay about $50,000 in life insurance money plus 80 Adderall pills that had been prescribed to him by the Navy.

The 38-year-old Ghesquiere was arrested last week and ordered held without bond Friday.

Court documents say federal agents learned of the alleged plot from one of Ghesquiere's friends. The friend said that Ghesquiere and his wife were getting divorced, and Ghesquiere didn't want to pay child support.

A preliminary hearing is set for Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Norfolk.
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