Greenville man convicted in murder for hire scheme

Greenville man convicted in murder for hire scheme A Greenville man has been convicted of four counts of conspiracy to commit capital murder, announced Attorney General Jim Hood today.
 
Perry Jackson, age 42, of Greenville pleaded guilty before Judge Richard Smith in Washington County Circuit Court today to trying to arrange a murder for hire scheme.  Jackson was in jail awaiting trial on two other murder charges when he offered to pay another inmate $10,000 (per murder) to kill his ex-wife, step-daughter, uncle and a Washington County Assistant District Attorney.  Judge Smith sentenced Jackson to 15 years for each count to run concurrent with the two consecutive life sentences he is currently serving after being convicted of the prior and separate murder charges.
 
The case was investigated by Keith Denson and prosecuted by Assistant Attorney General Stan Alexander of the Attorney General’s Public Integrity Division.