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Murder-for-hire suspect strikes plea deal

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STEVENS POINT, Wis. (WSAU) – A Stevens Point man has pled no contest to reduced charges for his role in a murder-for-hire scheme in November 2008.

Carlos Cummings entered the plea today to one count of first-degree reckless injury. He was originally charged with being party to first-degree intentional homicide.

Cummings, who reached the plea deal short of a jury trial Tuesday, faces a maximum 25-year sentence when he's sentenced March 5th.

“I think it was important to hold him accountable,” said Portage County district attorney Tom Eagon.

Eagon will recommend Cummings serve 15 years in prison, the maximum under the sentence, and several years on extended supervision.

Cummings is charged with plotting to kill James Glodowski of Rosholt so he could continue an affair with Glodowski's wife.

Prosecutors allege Cummings drove the gunwoman to Zenoff Park to shoot James Glodowski then picked up the shooter and dropped her off at an area gas station.

The gunwoman, Linda Dietze, is serving a seven-year prison sentence for pulling the trigger.

A jury will decide next month whether a third suspect, Carla Glodowski, is guilty of the same charge.