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DA: Plea expected in murder-for-hire case

Published On: Jan 28 2014 12:46:59 PM CST
T.K. Owens

Thomas Ken Owens, also known as T.K. Owens, of Johnson City

WASHINGTON COUNTY, Tenn. -

There are new developments for a former news reporter and U.S. Senate candidate who's accused in a murder-for-hire plot.

District attorney Tony Clark tells us T.K. Owens is expected to enter a plea Wednesday in Jonesborough on charges of solicitation of a minor and solicitation to commit murder.

In October, investigators say he tried to hire a hitman to kill his uncle, who is a deputy in Carter County and a minister.

We will bring you more facts on this story as they become available..