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Friday, January 16, 2015A Cook County jail inmate has been charged with solicitation of murder for hire after an undercover investigation found that he had sought to hire someone to kill three witnesses in his current case, Sheriff Thomas J. Dart said today.

Devon Stidwell In November 2014, Sheriff’s investigators developed information that detainee Devon Stidwell was trying to find a hitman.

In December and January, Stidwell met with someone at the jail who he thought was a hitman but, in actuality, was an undercover Sheriff’s officer. Stidwell offered to pay the undercover officer $5,000 for each witness killed.

Stidwell, 19, of Ford Heights, has been in jail custody without bond on a murder charge since Sept.19, 2014.

He was arrested on Friday and charged with solicitation of murder and solicitation of murder for hire. Stidwell is scheduled to appear in bond court on Saturday (tomorrow) at the George N. Leighton Criminal Courts Building.

Sheriff Dart reminds the public that the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty by the government in a court of law.

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