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When Lawmakers Return

Under current Massachusetts General Law, solicitation for murder is classified as a misdemeanor, while in Maine and New Hampshire, it can land you in jail for up to 20 years if you're convicted. 
 
Increasing the penalty for that offense is part of a reform package sent to Beacon Hill by The Baker Administration as the Great and General Court prepares to go back into formal session following the Labor Day Weekend. 
 
Somerset-based Attorney and WSAR Legal Analyst Steve Sabre tells WSAR that the Administration likely felt it was time for an upgrade in penalties for planning to murder someone or hiring someone to do it for you. 
 
 
 
 
 

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