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Dixon man accused in murder for hire plot

Matthew Milby Sr., 49 of Dixon, is accused in a murder for hire plot.

DIXON (WREX) — A Dixon man is arrested and charged in a murder for hire plot, according to the Dixon Police Department.

Matthew Milby Sr., 49 of Dixon, was charged on Feb. 11 for two counts of solicitation of murder for hire.

Dixon Police say they began a criminal investigation in July after a person told police Milby Sr. had asked for the person's help in carrying out the murders of two people.

After the investigation, charges were filed by the Lee County State's Attorney's Office.

Milby Sr. was in jail on unrelated charges at the time of the new charges. His bond is set at $500,000.

Audrey Moon

Audrey is the assistant news director at 13 WREX. She’s a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and joined the team at 13 WREX in 2014.

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