NY police investigate alleged murder-for-hire plot in Essex County

SCHROON, N.Y. (WCAX) An Essex County, New York, man has been arrested in connection with an alleged murder-for-hire plot.

It allegedly happened in the town of Schroon, New York. According to the Plattsburgh Press-Republican, Richard Stockwell, 42, offered a homeless man $1,000 to kill a 39-year-old woman and dispose of her body. The Mineville man is charged with second-degree criminal solicitation. He's due back in court next month.