May 04, 2021 10:00 PM

Kan. man convicted in plot to kill assistant county attorney

Posted May 04, 2021 10:00 PM
Ibarra-Chu is in custody in Geary County
Ibarra-Chu is in custody in Geary County

JUNCTION CITY, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas man has been found guilty of conspiring to hire someone to kill an assistant Geary County attorney and a confidential informant.

Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said Tuesday that 31-year-old Samuel Ibarra-Chu of Grandview Plaza was convicted on 21 counts, including conspiracy to commit first-degree murder, after a trial that ended late last month.

The plot was developed between July 11, 2018, and Aug. 21, 2018, but “was discovered before the murders were carried out,” Schmidt said in a news release.

Ibarra-Chu is scheduled for sentencing on June 25.

Court cases are pending for two others charged in the conspiracy.