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Westwood Man Charged In Murder-For-Hire Plot

Police have arrested a man they say offered an undercover detective $20,000 to kill a former business associate.

The Norfolk district attorney's office says 74-year-old Joseph Eosco, of Westwood, is being held on $130,000 bail on charges including solicitation for murder and illegal firearms possession.

District Attorney Michael Morrissey tells The Patriot Ledger that police received information that a man in Westwood was looking for a hit man.

An undercover detective posing as a hired gun made contact several times with the suspect, who allegedly offered $20,000 for the hit.

Authorities say the suspect also had guns for which he did not have a license.

The suspect was in jail and it could not immediately be determined if he has a lawyer.

The alleged target was unharmed.

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