South Carolina man admits murder-for-hire plot

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GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) – An upstate South Carolina man is pleading guilty to a federal murder-for-hire charge, admitting he plotted to blow up two former coworkers with a bomb.

Local news outlets report 35-year-old Travis Dale Brady of Easley pleaded guilty Friday morning in federal court in Greenville.

Prosecutors say Brady first said he wanted to blow up a local business as revenge for his firing after a disagreement with co-workers of a different race.

Someone called the FBI, which started an undercover investigation. Ultimately in March, Brady paid an agent $100, believing the agent would mail a bomb to the home of the two targets.

Brady was arrested March 16 and since has remained jailed without bail.

He faces up to 10 years in prison. No sentencing date has been set.

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