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South Florida man pleads guilty to sending $10,000 to have ex-girlfriends new lover killed

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This photo shows the courtroom where the Dougherty siblings appeared in district court to be advised of the charges against them in Walsenburg, Colo., on Monday, August 22, 2011. They face four counts of attempted murder of a peace officer and assault involving the Aug. 10 chase that ended a nationwide manhunt. The case was moved from Pueblo County to Huerfano County, where the manhunt ended. The siblings are also are accused of shooting at another officer in Florida and robbing a bank in Georgia.(AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)

MIAMI– South Florida man, Ryan Hadeed, 43, pleaded guilty Wednesday to attempting to have his ex-girlfriend’s new love interest killed, WPTV reports.

In December of 2021, Hadeed was arrested after he mailed $10,000 to a would-be assassin in a botched murder-for-hire plot.

In a letter to his prospective assassin, Hadeed wrote, “I need someone eliminated. I’ve been told you can arrange that. $10,000 All in cash and upfront. Person located in Tampa.”

Hadeed wrote two other letters, the second one instructing the recipient of the money to signal their acceptance of the task.

The final letter included a description of the intended target, their address, and the $10,000 in cash.

After mailing the last letter, Hadeed fled the country, but then returned to the US on the day the murder was supposed to take place and was arrested by authorities.

Hadeed faces up to 10 years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine.

According to prosecutors, Hadeed’s intended target is alive and unharmed.