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Two men charged in murder-for-hire plot that left woman dead in Chicago suburbs

Two men charged in plot to murder woman in Chicago suburbs
Two men charged in plot to murder woman in Chicago suburbs 00:33

WAUKEGAN, Ill. (CBS) -- Two people have been charged in what police say was a murder for hire in the Lake County community of North Chicago.

North Chicago police and the Lake County Major Crimes Task Force arrested Seferino Calihua-Rodriguez, 35, and Misael Chavarin-Plazola, 26, both of Waukegan. They are charged in connection with the murder of a woman whose name has not been released.

Police said an investigation revealed that Calihua-Rodriguez had been in a relationship with the victim, and was upset about the fact that the relationship had ended. He decided to hire Chavarin-Plazola as a hit man to kill the woman, police said.

This past Friday, Chavarin-Plazola shot and killed the woman, police said. He also tried to kill a second person who was getting into the car with her, but his shot missed, police said.

Calihua-Rodriguez was arrested on Friday, Chavarin-Plazola on Saturday. Both are charged with two counts of first-degree murder and one of attempted first-degree murder, and Calihua-Rodriguez is also charged with solicitation of murder for hire.

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