Investigators say a Godfrey man hoped to hire someone to kill an ex-girlfriend. 32-year-old Tony N. Fennell of the 2700 block of West Delmar is charged with Solicitation of Murder for Hire. An acquaintance tipped off the Madison County Sheriff’s Department to Fennell’s alleged plan.
Madison County Sheriff’s Department Lieutenant Kris Tharp tells The Big Z they found out about the alleged Murder for Hire early on.
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He says the intended victim was placed under surveillance for her own safety, but during the investigation was not placed in a position that would have allowed for the commission of the intended crime. Fennell is being held in the Madison County Jail on a $500,000 bond.