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.