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Jury Finds Man Not Guilty in Plainfield Murder-For-Hire Case

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A man charged in a murder-for-hire plot in the town of Plainfield was found not guilty by a jury Tuesday.

Prosecutors argued Maurice Temple, along with his 83-year-old mother, plotted to pay another man to kill his ex-wife. Temple’s attorney said he was instead set up by that would-be hit man, who owed his mother money and first went to police with the story of the murder plot.

Temple’s mother was found to be mentally unfit for trial last month. 

Temple’s attorney Donna Brown said he was released Tuesday after the verdict. She said Temple’s facing two other legal cases, one civil matter involving his ex-wife and a resisting arrest charge that predated this trial.

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