Stilwell businessman sentenced in murder-for-hire plot

Wednesday, November 24th 2004, 3:22 pm
By: News On 6

MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) -- A federal judge has sentenced a Stilwell businessman to five years in prison for his role in a murder-for-hire plot involving his friend's husband.

Hugh Alan Means pleaded guilty in August for planning to use a telephone with intent to commit murder-for-hire.

District Judge Ronald -A- White sentenced Means Tuesday and imposed a $100,000 fine and three years of supervised release after the prison term.

Court records show Means and Katherine Robertson were accused of paying another person to find a hit man to kill Robertson's husband, Brett. Brett Robertson wasn't harmed.

Records show Means admitted meeting with the alleged hit man and paying $15,000 for the deal.

Katherine Robertson was convicted earlier this month on five counts and still faces formal sentencing.