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Army Sergeant Charged in Murder-for-Hire Plot

A US Army sergeant has been charged in connection with an alleged murder-for-hire hatched when his older brother was serving time in a Connecticut state prison. Sgt. Jeremiah Peikert, 30, and Joshua Peikert, 32, have been charged with conspiracy to commit murder and conspiracy to commit risk of injury to minors, ABC News reports. Prosecutors say that in 2022, Joshua Peikert asked his cellmate at the Corrigan Correctional Center to find a hitman to kill a 29-year-old woman, her two daughters, ages 10 and 1, and her 23-year-old boyfriend, reports the New York Post . The woman is Joshua Peikert’s ex-girlfriend, NBC Connecticu t reports.
According to court documents, Joshua Peikert’s cellmate asked for a $500

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