Dallas-area man gets 10 years in fake hit case

FORT WORTH, TX

Sengchann Xayasith of Irving was sentenced after pleading guilty Monday to solicitation of capital murder.

Defense attorney Rose Anna Salinas says Xayasith has a history of drug addiction, didn't intend to kill anyone and just wanted money. Salinas said Wednesday there was never an intended target.

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports Xayasith told undercover officers he was a hit man and would carry out a killing for $15,000.

Xayasith was arrested last September in a drug investigation. Police say Xayasith agreed to kill a man he believed was a crime lord. Nobody was hurt.

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