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Teen Convicted of Stabbing charged in murder for hire plot


An Asian teenager convicted of stabbing a 13-year-old girl is now being accused of offering his cellmate $20,000 to kill his victim’s father and 13 other people, WBWI reports.

During the summer of 2019, 17-year-old Dongwook Mikey Ko attended a Strings Academy summer camp through Indiana Unversity’s Jacob School of Music. While at the camp, Ko brought a 13-year-old girl to the Music Annex room where he stabbed her with a knife and attempted to strangle her.

Ko is from South Korea but is living in the United States on a student visa with his mother.

Last month, the teenager plead guilty to criminal confinement while armed with a deadly weapon, WBWI reports. He was sentenced to serve eight years on home detention and two years on probation, but immigration officials revoked his visa.

Ko has been in Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention at Clay County Jail ever since.

According to a probable cause affidavit, Ko offered his 39-year-old cellmate $20,000 on top of posting the man’s $2,500 bail in exchange for killing 14 people, Latin Times reports. The father of the girl he stabbed was on the list of people Ko wanted to kill.

The cellmate was working with investigators to provide details about the murders Ko was planning. Ko allegedy told the cellmate he had an “uncle” who would help. Investigators also say that Ko provided details on how each person was supposed to be murdered.

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