Orangeburg man charged in plot to kill SC corrections officer

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Thursday, May 2, 2013

ORANGEBURG, S.C. (WRDW) -- An Orangeburg man has been charged in a murder-for-hire scheme.

Sean Echols, 29, is accused of conspiring to shoot and kill a South Carolina corrections officer for $6,000 in payment and using "facilities of interstate commerce" in connection to the case.

The victim, Capt. Robert Johnson, survived the shooting on March 5, 2010.

According to a news release, Echols faces a maximum 20-year sentence if convicted for the first or second counts and a mandatory minimum 10-year sentence for a weapons charge.

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