Plea agreement expected in Evansville murder for hire case

Published: Mar. 10, 2015 at 7:19 PM CDT|Updated: Oct. 10, 2016 at 5:38 PM CDT
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EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) - The Vanderburgh County Prosecutor's Office anticipates a plea agreement will be reached in an Evansville murder for hire case.

20-year-old Mason Hughes is accused of shooting 68-year-old Gilbert Dossett in May 2014.

Police said 47-year-old Brenda Dossett offered to buy a car for Hughes in exchange for killing her estranged husband.

According to authorities, Brenda Dossett wanted the $42,000 payout from the victim's insurance policy.

She pleaded guilty to murder in November 2014 and received a 60 year prison sentence.

Police said Hughes was dating Brenda Dossett's daughter at the time of the murder.

Prosecutors report Hughes' second mental evaluation was returned Tuesday and he is competent to stand trial.

A progress hearing date was set for April 24 at 1:30 p.m.

The defense requested a pre-sentence investigation before that date.

Both parties anticipate a plea agreement will be reached on April 24.

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