Trial Set for Eastern Iowa Man Accused of Trying to Hire Hitman

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JOHNSON COUNTY, Iowa — The trial date has been set for a man accused of trying to hire a hitman to kill a business associate and his family.

Thirty-six-year-old Justin DeWitt of North Liberty faces charges of attempted murder and solicitation to commit murder.

Police say he offered $1,000 as down payment to an undercover agent to carry out the murders –which included a man, his wife, and their two children — ages four and two.

Dewitt’s trial is set to begin October 4th.

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