Former Chicago cop gets life sentence for kidnap, murder plot

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A former Chicago police officer who plotted to torture and murder a successful businessman was sentenced today to life in prison.

The judge said in her ruling Steven Mandell is a threat to the public.

Mandell planned to murder Steven Campbell at a building equipped with an industrial sink, butcher table, and other equipment to cut up Campbell’s body and drain his blood.

Mandell went on a rant before the sentencing denying he had any intention of carrying-out the grisly scheme.

An FBI informant helped bring down Mandell.

Hidden surveillance cameras were also in the building.


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