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Man sentenced for trying to put a 'hit' on police chief

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A man from Mt. Vernon has been sentenced to 70 years in prison after being convicted of trying to kill the town's police chief in a murder-for-hire plot.

Shortly before federal sentencing for a firearms offense, 30-year-old Lorenzo Harris-Thompson had another person find out the name of the chief, and had that person pay an undercover police officer pretending to be a hitman.

Officials say Harris-Thompson made all the arrangements to commit the crimes from his jail cell in Iowa County, where he was being held by the US Marshal's Service.

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