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Published May 18, 2012, 10:50 AM

Kenyon man accused in murder-for-hire plot

FARIBAULT, Minn. (AP) — A man accused in Rice County of assaulting his ex-girlfriend's boyfriend is now facing charges in an alleged murder-for-hire plot.

FARIBAULT, Minn. (AP) — A man accused in Rice County of assaulting his ex-girlfriend's boyfriend is now facing charges in an alleged murder-for-hire plot.

A criminal complaint says 26-year-old Jesse Allen Helgeson, of Kenyon, contacted an acquaintance by text message asking him to "get rid of" the man he assaulted in Austin last January. The acquaintance went to police.

Detectives say they recorded several conversations with Helgeson in which he said he wanted the man killed. A complaint says Helgeson also gave an undercover officer a map of the man's locations.

The Post-Bulletin says (http://bit.ly/J2NXH5 ) Helgeson earlier pleaded not guilty to assault charges in the Austin assault and had been released on bond.

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