Dallas-area man gets 10 years in fake hit case

September 12, 2012 7:36:01 AM PDT
A Dallas-area man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison in what his attorney says was a plea deal in a fake hit man case.

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.