Missouri Man Sentenced for Hiring Hitman to murder Molestation Victim

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    U.S. District Judge Brian Wimes's sentence for 58-year-old Jon Mark Wilson, of Sedalia, was handed down on the 5th of April following Wilson previously “pleading guilty to one count of the use of interstate facilities (the use of a cell phone and crossing state lines) in the commission of murder for hire” in September, as per the announcement.

    Wilson has a case pending with the court in Pettis County, Missouri, in which he is charged with two charges of felony statutory sodomy, in the first degree.

    In January of 2019, Wilson solicited an unnamed person to carry out the murder-for-hire of his suspected subject in the sodomy investigation in order to avoid being prosecuted according to federal authorities. According to a criminal complaint, Law and Crime reported the suspect was his ex-wife's child.

    The person notified the law enforcement agency of Wilson's offer in a meeting in the presence of Missouri State Highway Patrol and an agent from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) The report said:

    “At the end of that meeting, the ATF agent gave the source a recording device,” according to Law and Crime. “The source agreed to record Wilson and then introduce him to an undercover agent who would agree to carry out the hit.”

    The person then contacted Wilson just minutes after having a meeting with the authorities, and the 58-year-old discussed with him the murder-for-hire plan during their chat, the publication reported. The source also informed Wilson that the killer was traveling from Ohio and that it was up to Wilson's discretion on how things went after a meeting with the hitman.

    “It's the only choice I got,” Wilson declared in the tape.

    Following initial confusion about the sex of the person in question, Wilson confirmed that the person was his ex-wife's son, Law and Crime reports.

    The report notes that during the conversation, Wilson fantasized about procuring the car of his suspected victim, a Chevrolet Camaro, following the intended murder:

    “Another idea I was thinking of was the possibility of a method to do carjacking, grab the car of his choice and then part it out. The stereo is a beast inside, and the thing that caught my eye was the stereo. I'm not a fan of many cars that drive down the road. I glance through the windows and I see this black Camaro drives through. From what I can tell, it's a very attractive black Camaro with fancy wheels. Steal his car and make it appear like a carjacking. Then take his car away to make cash. . . If you owned a car hauler, you could instantly dump your car into the car hauler and leave…”

    Within the span of a couple of weeks, Wilson made contact with the undercover agent. He claimed that the charges about him stemmed from a scheme his ex-wife and son were involved in to extract hundreds of dollars from the agent, Law and Crime said.

    During the discussion, the agent sought confirmation that Wilson would like to see the person killed, and Wilson replied affirmatively and said that he had no options and that his faith in his attorney was declining. Wilson said that he wanted his ex-wife to also be killed; however, he did not have the funds, according to the Justice Department. He expressed the hope that she would be so distraught by the death of her son, that she would choose to take her own life.

    Wilson took a drive across the state, from Sedalia to Kansas City, Kansas, to meet with the undercover agent who was posing as a contract killer, on the 22nd of January,in 2019 according to the Justice Department.

    According to the release, the information is included with ATF Kansas City Field Division:

    Wilson provided the undercover officer with $2000, and made arrangements to pay $5,000 following the murder, and provided him with a picture of the person he wanted to kill. Wilson went to Cabela's shop and bought 25 shotgun shells to give an undercover officer to use for the murder.

    The Missouri State Highway Patrol agent was then able to arrest the 58-year-old man as he was leaving the area. In addition, the Sedalia Police Department also assisted in the investigation.

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