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Man accused of trying to kill doctor faces new charges

May 3, 2019

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A Rapid City man accused of trying to kill a doctor who treated his wife is facing new charges for allegedly asking people to help him kill a witness and former judge in the case.

Sixty-three-year-old William Thoman was charged in September with attempted first-degree murder and criminal solicitation. He’s accused of saying he wanted to kill the Rapid City doctor for incorrectly caring for his wife, who died of cancer. Prosecutors say Thoman tried to get a weapon.

The Rapid City Journal reports that a complaint filed Thursday charges Thoman with two counts of criminal solicitation by facilitating the aiding and abetting of first-degree murder. Prosecutors say Thoman asked people in jail how to arrange the killings.

Defense attorney John Fitzgerald did not immediately respond to a phone message.

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Information from: Rapid City Journal, http://www.rapidcityjournal.com