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SC lawyer gets 3 years in murder-for-hire scheme

Aug 16, 2010 4:46:00 PM - thestate.com
A South Carolina attorney will spend three years in prison after pleading guilty to trying to hire someone to kill another lawyer.

Multiple media outlets reported that 59-year-old Irby Walker was sentenced Monday after pleading guilty to solicitation to commit a felony.

Walker was arrested in September after authorities said he tried to hire someone to kill Doug Thornton, another Conway attorney.

In September, police say they recorded conversations Walker had with another person about how much Walker would be willing to pay to have Thornton killed.

The men have known each other since 1982. Thornton said he shared an office with Walker until 2006.