Convicted In Murder For Hire Case

A conviction of a Puerto Rican man  who was federally accused of hiring a Springfield man for a murder is  being reached. 

The U.S. Attorney's Office says Hector Cardona-Diaz  orchestrated the murder of a man he was supplying with large quantities  of cocaine in the Hartford and Springfield areas.  

Cardona-Diaz  allegedly paid Springfield resident Jesus Sierra five-thousand dollars  to shoot the victim, Jesus Silva.  

The Justice Department says  Cardona-Diaz was found guilty of charges related to the murder by a  federal jury on Tuesday, with a sentencing date pending. 

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