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