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Murder Plot Foiled

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ELLENSBURG, Wash. -- A murder for hire plot has been foiled, and it all started inside the Kittitas County Corrections Center.

Ellensburg police began investigating after they got information Anthony Mench, KCCC inmate, offered to pay a former inmate to kill his pregnant ex-girlfriend.

Detectives said the inmate was contacted by Mench while both were in jail.

Mench is being charged with criminal solicitation for 2nd degree murder.