Wash. Man Tries to Trade Meth for ‘Hit’ on Judge

The Thurston County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man on Friday accused of trying to hire a hit man to kill a district court judge.


OLYMPIA, Wash. --

The Thurston County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man on Friday accused of trying to hire a hit man to kill a district court judge.

Police said 27-year-old James Burnett offered methamphetamine to a cellmate in jail in exchange for killing Judge Kalo Wilcox.

Investigators said Burnett was in the Nisqually Tribal Jail last week when he wrote a letter to his bunkmate offering him an “8-ball” of methamphetamine if he killed Wilcox when he was released.

Burnett was angry at the judge due to a past appearance in her courtroom, police said.

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