Massachusetts man charged in plot to kill state trooper

Gordon is already in custody

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CHELMSFORD, Mass. (AP) — A federal prosecutor says a man charged with trying to hiring someone to kill his estranged wife now has been charged with trying to hire a gang member to kill two prosecution witnesses, including a Massachusetts State Trooper.

U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz in Boston says 52-year-old Andrew S. Gordon of Chelmsford will appear in federal court Friday.

Ortiz says Gordon has been in custody since his arrest on state charges in a murder-for-hire plot whose target was his estranged wife. She says Gordon tried to hire a hit man, who turned out to be an undercover state trooper.

She says while incarcerated, Gordon tried to hire a gang member living in New Hampshire to kill a state trooper and another witness against him. Ortiz says he actually was talking to an undercover officer.

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