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Deputies: Florida man sought hit man to kill his brother



ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Authorities said a Florida man sought to hire a hit man to kill his brother and even offered a $160 down payment. It turned out that the  supposed “hit man” was actually an undercover detective with the Pinellas County Sheriff's Department. Officials said as a result 54-year-old Gary Hudge is charged with solicitation to commit murder. Investigators said Hudge provided several Michigan addresses for his brother and offered .25-caliber handgun, a bus ticket as well as the cash. Hudge was jailed on $62,000 bail after his arrest Thursday. It wasn't clear if he has an attorney to represent him.

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