A Louisiana man is accused of solicitation for murder after he allegedly attempted to order a hit on a business partner, authorities said.
According to the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office, Ahmad Slyyeh, 30, met with a person to discuss the alleged murder-for-hire plot but the individual then went to authorities as well as the would-be target with the information, WVUE reported.
The sheriff’s office said Slyyeh allegedly attempted to hire the prospective hit man to kill a person with whom he co-owned a gas station-convenience store outside Slidell.
A warrant was issued and Slyyeh turned himself in to the St. Tammany Parish jail on Feb. 3.
“I am very proud of the hard work of our deputies and detectives,” Sheriff Randy Smith said, noting, “This particular incident could have ended with someone getting hurt, but instead everyone is safe and the perpetrator is in custody.”
A judge set Slyyeh’s bond at $225,000.
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