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updated: 7/8/2014 6:13 AM

Cook County jail inmate charged with murder plot

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A Cook County Jail inmate has been charged in connection with his alleged involvement in a murder for hire plot.

Sheriff's Department officials say 29-year-old Everardo Salinas was charged July 2 with solicitation of murder after an undercover investigation found he had been looking to hire someone to kill a 15-year-old victim he had been charged with sexually assaulting in 2013.

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Investigators say they found Salinas had reached out to another inmate in an attempt to find a hit man to murder the juvenile victim in the pending case.

Prosecutors say that Salinas visited late last month with an individual who he believed to be a hit-man. In actuality, the man was an undercover officer.

Salinas was denied bond on July 3 by Cook County Circuit Judge Laura Sullivan.

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