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Apr 10, 2016 1:29 PM

Man convicted in failed murder plot wants less time

The Associated Press

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, Vt. — A Vermont man convicted of plotting to kill his former business partner and former girlfriend wants his sentence reduced.

The Valley News reports that 59-year-old Louis Fucci — the former owner of a once-thriving New Hampshire nightspot — is going to court to ask that his 10-15-year sentence be shortened. A hearing is scheduled Tuesday in Windsor Superior Court.

Fucci pleaded guilty in 2013 to obstructing justice and two counts of inciting another to commit a felony after the man Fucci hired to carry out the killings went to the cops instead.

Fucci claims he was suffering mental illness heightened by a "perfect storm" of coping with a divorce and the end of his relationship with his girlfriend and the failure of his business — the Benning Street Bar and Grill in Lebanon, N.H.

Prosecutors and both intended victims oppose his release.

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