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Man accused in plot to have wife killed appears in court

Man accused in plot to have wife killed appears in court

By Joyce Lupiani. CREATED May 9, 2012

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Joe Victorino Vazquez -- the man accused of trying to hire a hit man to kill his wife as a birthday present to himself -- appeared in a Las Vegas court this morning.

He wasn't there for long though. Vazquez's preliminary hearing was dismissed because a grand jury is now hearing his case.

Vazquez is facing charges of solicitation to commit murder, conspiracy to commit murder, and burglary.

Police say that he asked a friend for help in finding a hit man because he said his wife was cheating on him.

That friend tipped off police.

He was arrested last month after allegedly paying an undercover cop $2,000 to kill his wife.

Joyce Lupiani

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Joyce Lupiani is the managing editor for PositivelyLV.com and contributes to KTNV.com and NowTrending.com.