Corbin Man Sentenced to 360 Months in Prison for Murder-for-Hire Plot

William Timothy Sutton, 55, of Corbin, was sentenced on Wednesday, May 30, 2018, to 360 months in federal prison on four counts of interstate murder-for-hire and one count of possession of firearms by a convicted felon. Sutton was found guilty by a jury in January 2018. Evidence at trial established that in March 2017, while incarcerated in the Whitley County Detention Center, Sutton offered to pay a fellow inmate to murder the Whitley County Attorney, the Whitley/McCreary County Commonwealth’s Attorney, and two ex-girlfriends. The evidence further established that he mailed a letter to a family member asking them to provide the would-be hitman with a firearm. Under federal law, Sutton must serve 85 percent of his prison sentence, and will be under probation for three years upon release.

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