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Idaho Handyman Sentenced In Murder For Hire Case

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - A former handyman who was hired to kill the wife of north Idaho attorney has been ordered to spend 27 months in a federal prison and pay thousands of dollars in fines and restitution.

U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill sentenced 50-year-old Larry Fairfax Wednesday on one count of possession of an unregistered firearm and manufacturing a firearm.

Fairfax was a key witness earlier this month in the murder for hire trial of Edgar Steele, a lawyer who once defended the Aryan Nations. Last week, a federal jury convicted Steele on four counts
for plotting to kill his wife and mother-in-law last year.

Fairfax worked for the Steele's and testified he was paid $10,000 in silver coins as a down payment to kill the women. He pleaded guilty to the charge in October.

      
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