Crime Watch 8

Mark Leonard found guilty of hiring man to kill key witness in Richmond Hill explosion case

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – A man convicted in the deadly Richmond Hill explosion that killed two people was found guilty of conspiracy to commit murder on Tuesday.

47-year-old Mark Leonard was back on trial after he was accused of hiring a hit man to kill a key witness in the case.

The murder for hire agreement was made in writing by Leonard, who signed a document saying he’d pay $15,000 upon release from jail. He also included a map of the target’s home.

Leonard was convicted in the 2015 of murder, arson and other charges. He received two life sentences without parole.

Four other people, including Leonard’s half brother, were also convicted.

Sentencing is scheduled for February 8 at 10 a.m.

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