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Inmate allegedly caught in murder for hire plot

Saturday, February 09, 2013
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An inmate at the Cook County Jail charged with sexually assaulting a minor is now accused of trying to have the victim and her family killed.

Brian Thurman of Melrose Park was charged last month with predatory criminal sexual assault involving an 11-year-old girl.

Thurman offered an undercover sheriff's detective $8000 and his car to kill the victim and her family members, according to the Cook County Sheriff's Office.

The 28-year-old is now facing three counts of murder for hire.

Thurman is expected to appear in bond court on February 10.

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