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North Liberty Man Faces Charges for Attempting to Hire Hitman

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Justin DeWitt (WHO-HD)

Justin DeWitt (WHO-HD)

NORTH LIBERTY, Iowa  —  A North Liberty man faces three counts of attempt to commit murder after police say he tried to hire someone to kill three people. 

Investigators say 36-year-old Justin DeWitt wanted three people dead–an Iowa Department of Public Safety special agent, an adult man, and an adult woman.

The murder-for-hire scheme happened while DeWitt was in jail, facing four separate attempt to commit murder charges.

A preliminary hearing on these most recent charges is set for January 9th.

DeWitt remains in jail.