Charge carries possible 10-year federal prison sentence

SAVANNAH, Ga. (CW69 News at 10) –  A Savannah man has admitted that he attempted to hire someone to commit murder on his behalf.

Mark Davis, 60, pled guilty in U.S. District Court to one count of Murder for Hire, said Bobby L. Christine, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Georgia. The charge carries a sentence of up to 10 years in prison, in addition to substantial possible fines and up to three years of supervised release upon completion of his prison term.

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There is no parole in the federal system.

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As described in court documents and testimony, Davis admitted that he attempted to hire someone in May 2020 to kill another person. An undercover agent, posing as a hit man, met with Davis to discuss a price for the would-be murder. Law enforcement officers arrested Davis after he paid the undercover agent an agreed-upon installment in cash.

AP reports that he attempted to arrange for his estranged wife’s murder.

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