Inmate indicted on attempted capital murder for trying to have judge killed
UPDATED: Thursday, May 29, 2014 - 10:19pm
Waco, Texas — A McLennan County Grand Jury has indicted a Waco inmate on an attempted capital murder charge for reportedly trying to hire a hitman to kill a district judge who has twice sentenced him to prison.
William Phillips, 63, is an inmate at the Jack Harwell Detention Center. Phillips was reportedly willing to pay $30,000 to have Waco State District Judge Matt Johnson killed.
Phillips has been arrested several times on possession of pornography, indecency with a child, and failure to register as a sex offender charges. Several agencies worked together, undercover, for ten months before charging Phillips with attempted capital murder.