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Charges amended in alleged scheme by Baldwin resident to hire a hit-man

June 28, 2001

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— Federal prosecutors Wednesday amended charges against a Kansas man accused of trying to hire someone to kill his wife.

Donald R. Roberts, 51, Baldwin, is now charged with two counts each of use of interstate telephone communications in furtherance of murder for hire, and two counts of causing interstate travel in furtherance of murder for hire.

His wife was not harmed.

Wednesday's indictment replaces a federal criminal complaint, filed last Friday, charging Roberts with one count of use of interstate communications and interstate travel in furtherance of murder for hire.

According to court documents, Roberts' attempts to arrange his wife's death took place from December 2000 to June 2001.

A witness told his employer, who then alerted federal authorities.

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