BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. -- A Chicago man already serving 25 years for sexually assaulting a 12-year-old got an additional 40 years tacked on for trying to hire a hit man to kill the prosecutor who put him away.
The hit man, however, was actually an undercover sheriff’s deputy. And the jailhouse conversations were recorded.
The judge called this case chilling and despicable. The prosecutor -- who was the target in the case and who was also pregnant at the time -- was in court today, and told the judge she feared for her and her family’s safety.
The murder-for-hire conversations took place between 32-year-old Edward Carreon and an undercover Cook County Sheriff’s officer posing as a hit man named Marcus.
Carreon wanted the Cook County Assistant State's Attorney who prosecuted him killed and the evidence used to convict him on a sex crime destroyed.
Carreon was going to pay the hit man when got out.
The prosecutor involved is still working with the Cook County State's Attorney’s office. If Carreon serves every day of both sentences, he wont get out until he’s 97 years old.