Sentencing in murder for hire case passed
|Updated: 4/30/2012 11:37 am
||Published: 4/30/2012 10:07 am
The sentencing of a man who pleaded guilty to plotting to kill a Tulsa businessman has been passed.
Mohammed Aziz is one of four men charged for the 2008 shooting death of Neal Sweeney. Sweeney was shot to death in his east Tulsa office. Police say his death was a murder for hire plot.
Aziz pleaded guilty to one count of soliciting murder, which carries a 35 year prison sentence. Prosecutors say Aziz paid $15,000 to have Sweeney killed because Aziz owed money to Sweeney’s business.
Police say time could be taken off of Aziz’s sentence because he is cooperating in the case of three others accused in this plot. The District Attorney's office tells FOX23 Aziz's sentencing will most likely not take place until the other suspects have been tried. Those trials are currently scheduled for June 18th and August 20th.
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