Solicitation of murder suspect pleads guilty to lesser charges

YAKIMA COUNTY, Wash.-- There won't be a trial for the man accused of trying to hire someone to kill his daughter in law. Gerald Shafer took a plea deal.

The elderly man was facing solicitation of murder charges. Instead, he pleaded guilty to felony harrassment and domestic violence threats. Court documents indicate Shafer offered an undercover officer $500 to kill his daughter-in-law.