'Grandpa' pleads guilty, tried to hire hitman

By: KKCO Email
By: KKCO Email

A man accused of running a meth and cocaine ring and then trying to hire a hit man to kill two people pleaded guilty in court this morning.

67–year–old Robert Hakel AKA "Grandpa" is facing 32 years behind bars under a plea agreement.

Officials say Hakel ran the drug trafficking ring out of his apartment.
Investigators say after his arrest he was arrested again in jail for trying to hire an undercover officer to kill his nephew and a witness in the case.

He offered to pay for the murders with a Jeep and a 1980's Pontiac.

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