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Andrew Thomas, 18, has been charged with solicitation of murder and solicitation of murder for hire for attempting to hire a hitman to kill his girlfriend and her children, reports the Chicago Tribune.

According to Cook County Sheriff’s police spokesman, Frank Bilecki, Thomas was serving time for battering his girlfriend and planned for the hit to take place before his next court appearance on December 3rd of this year. He offered $3,000 for the slaying of his girlfriend, and an additional $1,000 to kill 3 of her 4 children — aged from 2- to 4-years-old — if they got in the way.

The youngest child, the only one fathered by Thomas, was to be spared.

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According to authorities, Thomas has been arrested for 9 Class X felonies. In the state of Illinois, Class X felonies are the most serious crimes on the books and carry a mandatory 6 to 30 year sentence. Because of their heinous nature, no probation is offered. Possible Class X felonies include: Aggravated battery of a child, aggravated criminal sexual assault, home invasion and aggravated vehicular hijacking.

Thomas is being held on $2,000,000 bond for the additional charges and his court date is set for December 6th.


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