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Bureau County man guilty in murder for hire trial

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A Bureau County man is guilty of attempting to hire a hit man to murder three witnesses to his alleged child sexual abuse, a LaSalle County jury found Friday.

Cody L. Smith, 23, of LaMoille was found guilty on three counts of solicitation of murder for hire. Prosecutors said Smith tried to hire the hit man, who was actually an undercover police officer, while confined to the LaSalle County Jail on the child sexual assault charge. 

Smith is scheduled to be sentenced in July. 

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