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Cops: Massachusetts man hatched plot to kill ex-associate

February 28, 2015

DEDHAM, Mass. (AP) — A 74-year-old Massachusetts man has been charged with trying to hire a hit man to kill a former business associate.

Norfolk District Attorney Michael Morrissey says Joseph Eosco of Westwood pleaded not guilty to one count of solicitation of murder Friday in Dedham District Court. He was ordered detained on $100,000 bail.

Morrissey says Eosco was arrested Friday in Canton by state police detectives, including one who posed undercover as a potential hit man for Eosco. Authorities say they found an unlicensed .32-caliber pistol in Eosco’s car.

Morrissey says Eosco met several times with the undercover detective to discuss the plot. Officials say Eosco and the former business associate had a substantial financial dispute.

The Associated Press sought comment on the allegations, but couldn’t determine whether Eosco had an attorney.

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