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Yakima man sentenced 30 years in prison for meth-for-murder plot against ex-girlfriend

Yakima man sentenced 30 years in prison for meth-for-murder plot against ex-girlfriend

WASHINGTON -- A Yakima man will now serve 30 years behind bars for trying to hire someone to kill his ex-girlfriend in exchange for a pound of meth.

Gerardo Maderos Loreto, 32, was serving a state prison sentence when the U.S. Attorney's Office in Spokane said he violated his ex-girlfriend's protective order against him.

They said he mailed a letter giving his ex-girlfriend's address and instructions to kill her because she was pregnant with another man's child.

The Yakima Police Department's gang unit obtained the letter, where he offered one pound of meth for the deadly hit. Loreto was arrested the day after his state prison sentence and was found guilty last week on multiple federal charges, including conspiracy to possess meth, and use of mail and telephone to commit murder for hire.

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