Godfrey man arrested in murder-for-hire plot

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Tony Fennell, 32

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GODFREY, IL (KTVI) – The Madison County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a Godfrey man in a murder for hire plot on Wednesday. Someone told police that Tony Fennell, 32, tried to have a woman he had a relationship with killed.

Investigators placed Fennell and the intended victim under surveillance. A court issued search warrant was issued. Evidence implicating Fennell was gathered during a search of his home.

Fennell was arrested on Thursday and taken to the Madison County Jail and is still in custody. Bond is set at $500,000.

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