Wisconsin authorities accuse inmate of murder-for-hire plot

Posted at 12:42 PM, Apr 04, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-04 13:42:28-04

STURGEON BAY, Wis. (AP) -- A Wisconsin man arrested by a state drug task force faces new charges after authorities say he was trying to arrange a hit on a drug informant.

The Green Bay Press Gazette reports that 30-year-old Michael J. Estevez faces charges of conspiracy to commit a homicide, solicitation of first-degree intentional homicide and conspiracy to intimidate a witness. He also faces three drug charges.

The Door-Kewaunee Drug Task Force arrested Estevez in February on suspicion of dealing drugs.

An inmate in Estevez's housing unit at the Door County Jail informed staff that Estevez approached him about carrying out a "murder-for-hire." A Sheriff's Department investigation found that Estevez planned to kill the informant by overdose.

Estevez is scheduled to appear in court April 10.