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Man rapes wife before hiring two fellow inmates as hitman to kill her

By Mason White 9:45 AM April 5, 2017
Mark Bartell
Mark Bartell
By: Emily Lewis

A man was so furious when his wife called police on him that he wanted to have her killed.

50-year-old Mark Bartell of Delaware, was arrested after his wife told police that he raped her while she was in her bed.

According to Delaware Department of Justice, while he was behind bars at the T. Vaughn Correctional Center, Bartell hired two fellow inmates to kill his wife.

However, authorities learned about Bartell’s plot, and they added criminal charges to his charge of rape.

A jury found Bartell guilty of two counts of criminal solicitation for trying to convince the inmates to kill his wife as well as two counts of second-degree rape and one count of fourth-degree rape.

He is facing up to 75 years in prison at sentencing.