Eldorado Man Sentenced to 32 Years


By WSIL Manager

ELDORADO -- A Saline County man accused of plotting to kill his wife has been sentenced to 32 years in prison.  

Roger Young, 63, of Eldorado, was sentenced Thursday morning in Saline County Court.  

Young was arrested in April 2012 for solicitation of murder for hire. Authorities say he tried to pay someone $5,000 to have his wife murdered. His wife, Linda, died shorty after his arrest from an apparent drug overdose.

In addition to the 32-year prison sentence, Young also faces a $10,000 fine.

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