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Murder-For-Hire Suspect Pleads Guilty

The man accused of putting a pipe bomb underneath the car of Cyndi Steele in a murder-for-hire plot changed his plea to guilty on two federal weapons charges in court today. The U.S. Attorney and Larry Fairfax reached a plea agreement despite the concerns and testimony of one of the victims. An emotional and angered Cyndi Steele testified that she objects to the current plea deal because it is too soft. She claimed her rights as a victim was denied, and the government never consulted before the plea was reached.  She said Larry Fairfax attempted to murder her to cover up the fact that he stole $45,000 in silver from her life savings/Mike Perry, KXLY's Good Day North Idaho. More here.

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D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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