A 23-year-old Trumbull County man was
sentenced to 12 years in prison Wednesday for a “murder-for-hire” plot to
kill a Lakewood woman.
Andrew Martin, a former nurse at the Cleveland Clinic, had pleaded guilty in May to charges of commission of murder-for-hire; conspiracy to commit wire fraud; and obtaining individually identifiable health information.
“The community is fortunate that law enforcement was vigilant and stopped this plot before it got too far,” said Dettelbach in a news release.
Martin was arrested earlier this year after authorities say he agreed to pay a patient to kill a 79-year-old woman because she was “trying to mess up (his) life,” according to the affidavit.
The issues stem from the woman’s ownership of her Clifton Boulevard home.
The indictment alleges that on Nov. 5, Martin used a telephone in connection with his intention that a murder be committed — that’s the reason for the federal charges.
According to an affidavit — filed by an agent of the the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives — Martin told a patient that he would pay him $10,000 “to put four in her head and make it look like a robbery.”
Lakewood police assisted with the investigation.