Charles Tringali, Mich. man, pleads no contest to hiring hit man to kill his wife

Charles Tringali, 69, pleaded no contest to charges of hiring a hit man to kill his wife
CBS Detroit
(CBS/AP) MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. - A 69-year-old man accused of trying to hire a hit man to kill his wife of 27 years has pleaded no contest to a murder solicitation charge and received a prison sentence of four years, three months to 20 years.

In May, Charles Tringali of Roseville withdrew a plea deal in Macomb County Circuit Court in Mount Clemens. He requested the deal be reinstated, and a judge did so Tuesday.

Police say they got a tip that Tringali wanted his wife killed. They say Tringali met an undercover detective and discussed details for the killing.

CBS Detroit reports Tringali was arrested after allegedly making a $100 down payment and promising to split a life insurance policy with the hit man. 

Defense lawyer Stevens Freers has said his client never planned to go ahead with the killing.

A no contest plea isn't an admission of guilt, but lets a court find the defendant guilty and impose sentence.

Tringali's wife, who lives in a nursing home,  wasn't hurt, according to the station.

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