Greenville man pleads guilty to plot

By The Associated Press

GREENVILLE — A Greenville man has been sentenced to 60 years after pleading guilty to charges of offering $10,000 for the deaths of his family members and a Washington County prosecutor.

The attorney general’s office says Perry Donnell Jackson entered the plea Tuesday to four counts of conspiracy to commit capital murder.

The 60-year sentenced handed down by Circuit Judge Richard Smith will run concurrent with the two life sentences Jackson serving in the 2010 slaying of a Greenville couple.

Prosecutors say Jackson was in the county jail awaiting trial for the murders of Kelly and Clarissa King when he offered the payment to another inmate.

Attorney General Jim Hoods says prosecutors obtained an audio tape of Jackson discussing the plot.