Madison man tried to hire hit man to kill ex-girlfriend, police say

MADISON, Wis. - A Madison man is accused of trying to hire a hit man this week, police said. 

Madison police said 39-year-old Christopher A. Beierle, of Marshall, was arrested Sunday night after he allegedly offered to pay a man to kill an ex-girlfriend.

According to the report, the suspect made the offer to the man as they spoke inside a bar on North Sherman Avenue.

The woman Beierle was targeting is a Dane County resident in her 20s, police said.

Beierle is facing charges of solicitation and possession of cocaine. The investigation is ongoing, police said. 

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