Twice-Failed Hitman Sentenced to 6 Years in Jail

A judge has sentenced a California man to jail time for trying to hire someone to murder his ex-business partner – and failing – twice.  But prosecutors are upset that the man’s sentence isn’t longer.

FOX News Radio’s Jessica Rosenthal reports from Los Angeles:

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Assistant U.S. Attorney Martin Estrada isn’t sure why Eugene Temkin only got six years – he asked for 20.  Temkin was convicted of trying to hire a man to kill Michael Hershman, whose children really suffered over this.  He says Hershman’s son died in a drug overdose, and before he died…

(Estrada) “He slept with a machete under his bed due to the fear from his parents having to tell him that if anyone ever came to kidnap them or take them, they needed to run away or get away as soon as possible.  And the daughter essentially has had a psychological breakdown, is in a psychological hospital.”

He says Temkin was angry at Hershman over a failed business deal, and wanted more money back on an investment than he got.

Jessica Rosenthal, FOX News Radio.




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