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Inmate accused of trying to hire hitman for wife

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Posted at 11:01 PM, Jun 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-25 11:18:02-04

A man in custody at the Niagara County Jail is facing attempted murder charges after investigators say he tried to hire a hitman to kill his wife.

The Niagara County Sheriff's Office says 33-year-old Benito Lendof-Gonzalez was in custody on unrelated charges. A lengthy investigation by the Criminal Investigation Bureau prompted authorities to indict Lendof-Gonzalez on multiple counts of first- and second-degree attempted murder.

Lendoff-Gonzalez was arraigned Friday in Niagara County Court. He was remanded without bail.

His next court appearance is scheduled for September 1.