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Hitman convicted of carrying out contract killing at wrong address

May 11, 2016  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Hitman convicted of carrying out contract killing at wrong address

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A purported hitman accused of carrying out a botched contract killing after he went to the wrong house and killed a man with the same name as the intended target was convicted of murder and kidnapping charges

Chad South was found guilty by a judge in Geauga County, Ohio in the slaying of 31-year-old Daniel Ott in Burton Township in 2006.

Additionally, 37-year-old Mindie Stanifer, who police charged with aiding South in the killing, pleaded guilty to kidnapping and involuntary manslaughter on Monday.

Investigators said the woman was with South in Ott’s home at the time of the murder. In total, Authorities charged five people for their role in the death of Ott.

Last June, a Grand Jury in Geauga County indicted South along with two other men Jeffrey (Carl) Rosebrook, 57, of Ohio and Joseph Rosebrook, 59, of Florida, on aggravated murder charges.

Investigators said Joe Rosebrook, who was imprisoned in Ohio, put out a hit on a man named Dan Ott, in retaliation for his willingness to testify against a suspect in a stolen-car operation. Police said Carl funded the murder.

Attorneys for South and Stanifer didn’t immediately comment on Tuesday.

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