Seven Valleys man held for court in murder-for-hire plot

A York County man has been held for trial in a murder-for-hire plot.

A district judge on Friday found enough evidence against 46-year-old Gregory Allen Hess to send the case to county court. A formal arraignment is scheduled June 20.

Prosecutors say Hess, of Seven Valleys, was going to pay $30,000 to have someone kill a male acquaintance of his wife and promised an extra $1,900 as a bonus.

After the man hired for the hit called police, investigators said they set up a ruse with the would-be target to convince Hess that the murder had been carried out, including photographs of the man bound in the trunk of a car.

Hess is charged with solicitation of criminal homicide and criminal use of a communication facility.

He remains in York County Prison without bail.

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