Man Sentenced for Hiring to Kill

A man who pleaded guilty to a charge that he tried to hire someone to kill a witness in the murder of two people found buried in northeastern Pennsylvania a decade ago has been sentenced to 15 to 30 years in prison.

The (Wilkes-Barre) Times Leader reports that 41-year-old Michael Scerbo was sentenced Friday in Luzerne County Court on his plea to a charge of solicitation to commit homicide. He was given credit for 750 days already served.

Authorities alleged that Scerbo offered $1,000 to an undercover trooper in 2012 to kill a witness against 40-year-old Hugo Selenski, who is charged in the 2002 strangulation deaths of two people whose remains were among a number of sets of remains found on Selenski's rural property outside Wilkes-Barre in 2003.

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