WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A Lakeworth man has been sentenced to 22 years in prison for trying to hire a hit man to kill his ex-girlfriend.
A Palm Beach County judge sentenced 32-year-old Philip Angulo on Wednesday after he pleaded guilty to solicitation to commit first-degree murder and second-degree arson.
Authorities say Angulo tried to hire someone to kill Suzanne Lewis in March 2009 after learning she was responsible for an earlier arson arrest. In July 2008, authorities say Angulo was angry that Lewis's ex-husband was living with her and set fire to the other man's car.
Authorities say Angulo asked a friend if he knew someone who could kill Lewis, and the friend called the sheriff's office.
Angulo agreed to pay an undercover agent posing as a hit man $5,000.