HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - A state prison inmate convicted of assaulting a man seven years ago and later trying to hire his cellmate to kill the victim and his half brother has been sentenced to 30 to 70 years in prison.
Jurors in Cumberland County last month convicted 46-year-old Lance Greenawalt of aggravated assault, attempted homicide and solicitation to commit criminal homicide.
Greenawalt, who is currently serving 4½ to 13 years in an unrelated burglary case, testified that it was part of a "stupid, idiotic stunt."
But The (Harrisburg) Patriot-News says (http://bit.ly/Yt6W5J ) says Judge M.L. Ebert Jr. told him Tuesday that jurors didn't believe the conversation was "just prison talk."
Prosecutors alleged that the motive was money. They said Greenawalt believed he stood to inherit money if both victims were eliminated.
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