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Appeals court upholds conviction of man aiding plot to kill girlfriend's husband

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MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - A state appeals court ruled Thursday that a man was properly convicted in a plot to kill his girlfriend’s husband in Stevens Point.

29-year-old Carlos Cummings pleaded no contest to helping Carla Glodowski hire Linda Dietze to murder Glodowski’s husband James.

The husband was shot at a park in Stevens Point in 2009. The victim survived, but he lost an eye.

Cummings said the police violated his right to remain silent, by continuing to question him after he asked that he be taken to a jail cell. But the Fourth District Appellate Court in Madison said Cummings’ statement was unclear – and therefore, the conviction could be upheld.

Cummings was sentenced to 14 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to reckless injury, and two other counts were dropped in a plea bargain.

Glodowski was given 10 years in prison, and Dietze got seven years for the actual shooting. 

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