Man appealing conviction for attempt to hire hit man

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A Connecticut man sentenced to 15 years in prison after he was convicted of attempted murder for trying to hire a hit man to kill his wife is appealing to the state Supreme Court.

The Stamford Advocate reports (https://bit.ly/2CHINbp) that an attorney for 42-year-old Daniel Buzzeo argues his client did not take the steps necessary to be convicted of attempted murder.

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Buzzeo met with an undercover police officer posing as a hit man in 2011 to discuss a plan to kill his wife.

His attorney argues a “substantial step” must be taken for an attempted murder charge, and Buzzeo had no money at the time and simply talking about the hit does not qualify as a “substantial step.”

Prosecutors argue that offering money to a hit man constitutes a substantial step.

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