UPDATE – 2 convicted of plotting to kill Miss. DA

Published 8:36 pm Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Two men have been convicted of conspiring to commit murder for hire in a prison plot to use a Detroit hit man to kill a Mississippi district attorney.

Testimony ended Friday in the weeklong trial of Charlie Gavin and Charles McCullough. A jury found them guilty Tuesday and they await sentencing on July 9.

The men face up to 10 years in prison.

Sign up for our daily email newsletter

Get the latest news sent to your inbox

Both were in federal prison in Yazoo City when they were accused of arranging to have Grenada County District Attorney Doug Evans murdered.

Prosecutors said Gavin agreed to pay a supposed hit man $22,000. McCullough passed on the supposed hit man’s number to a woman who called and gave him instructions. The supposed hit man was an undercover FBI agent.