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Man accused of murder-for-hire might change plea

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.

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