This is what happens when your boss asks you to help him find a hitman, police say

This is what happens when your boss asks you to help him find a hitman, police say

(As originally published, Tue, December 5th 2023, 6:49 PM EST)

PUTNAM, Conn. (TND) — A person referred to only as a “confidential informant” stopped by the lobby of the police barracks on Saturday and reportedly told detectives about a request he couldn’t fulfill for his boss.

That boss was arrested on Monday.

Connecticut State Police said they were told, “His employer had requested his assistance with locating a ‘hitman’ to kill the victim.”

The alleged intended victim is not named, but police found a motive.

“There is a current court proceeding involving the accused and the victim,” they said, and obviously, “the execution of this murder-for-hire plot would render the victim unable to testify in such proceeding.”

Authorities used an undercover trooper “as a hitman” in their short but “extensive investigation” which they didn’t describe.

This is what happens when your boss asks you to help him find a hitman, police say
Leonard Thuo Mwithiga was charged with conspiracy to commit murder, criminal attempt at murder with special circumstance, and criminal attempt at intimidation of a witness, Dec. 4, 2023. (Conn. State Police)

In the end, Leonard Thuo Mwithiga, 52, was arrested and charged with conspiracy to commit murder, criminal attempt at murder with special circumstance, and criminal attempt at intimidation of a witness.

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