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Suburban Chicago Man Upset Over Breakup Accused of ‘Calculated and Cold-Blooded' Murder-for-Hire of Ex-Girlfriend: Prosecutor

Chicago Man Accused of Murder-for-Hire Plot Against Ex-Girlfriend
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Two men arrested in murder-for-hire scheme that killed one man's ex-girlfriend.

Sep. 26 2023, Published 4:05 p.m. ET

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A Chicago man was upset that his girlfriend broke up with him, so he allegedly hired a hitman to kill her, according to authorities.

Around 6 a.m. on Sept. 22, police responded to a report of shots fired in Chicago, WGN-TV reported.

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Once officers arrived at the scene, they located a woman shot to death inside a vehicle in a driveway.

Police initially said the shooting was targeted and no one was in custody, WGN-TV reported.

Investigators determined 35-year-old Seferino Calihua-Rodriguez was previously in a relationship with the victim and he became upset when it ended.

According to authorities, Calihua-Rodriguez allegedly hired Misael Chavarin-Plazola, 26, to kill the ex-girlfriend.

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Chavarin-Plazola allegedly followed through with the plan and also attempted to kill a person who was getting into the vehicle with the victim, but the gunshots missed the second person, WGN-TV reported.

Calihua-Rodriguez was arrested on Sept. 22 and Chavarin-Plazola was arrested on Sept. 23, officials said.

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Calihua-Rodriguez was charged with two counts of first-degree murder, solicitation of murder for hire and attempted first-degree murder, authorities said.

Chavarin-Plazola was charged with two counts of first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder.

In a statement, WGN-TV reported, Lake County State’s Attorney Eric Rinehart said, “The Lake County Major Crimes Task Force, our Violent Crimes Unit, and our forensic team did an amazing job to solve one of the most calculated and cold-blooded murders we have ever seen."


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