Man accused of murder-for-hire might change plea
April 28, 2011
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) – A Chicago real estate developer and part-time Colorado resident accused in a murder-for-hire case might be entering a new plea.
Brooks Kellogg is due in federal court Thursday and the U.S. attorney’s office says he has asked for a change of plea. The 72-year-old Kellogg previously pleaded not guilty of trying to hire a hit man to kill a business associate from Florida.
But the Steamboat Pilot and Today reports the U.S. attorney’s office in Denver says that a new filing with the court means a plea arrangement might be in the works.
The part-time Steamboat Springs resident is accused of traveling from Chicago to Denver last year to hire a hit man who was an undercover agent. His attorneys have sought dismissal of the case, claiming government misconduct.