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Originally published March 4, 2014 at 1:02 PM | Page modified March 4, 2014 at 9:01 PM

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Ex-Washington state employee sentenced to 33 years

A 44-year-old Olympia convicted of trying to hire a hit-man to kill his wife was sentenced Tuesday to 33 years in prison.


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Isn't this a bit much. If he actually murdered her he would have got a shorter sentence... MORE

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OLYMPIA, Wash. —

A 44-year-old Olympia convicted of trying to hire a hit-man to kill his wife was sentenced Tuesday to 33 years in prison.

Brian Cox also was convicted of a second count of solicitation to commit murder for offering money to a cellmate in the Thurston County Jail to kill an informant in the first case.

The informant was a co-worker at the state Department of Financial Institutions who wore a police wire last year to record conversations in which Cox offered him money to find someone who could make his wife "disappear." They were involved in a divorce.

The Olympian reports (http://bit.ly/1f3iT9l ) Cox spoke briefly in court about the good he has done, such as protecting consumers in his job.

His wife says she still fears for her safety.

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Information from: The Olympian, http://www.theolympian.com



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