Army veteran tried helping a stranded driver — a hitman who’d been hired to kill him, cops say – Orlando Sentinel

“By the end of the month, investigators identified McFoley as a suspect in the road-rage case. He was arrested June 1, 2017.

McFoley, a convicted felon with more than two dozen previous charges, knew he would have faced a severe prison sentence had he been convicted of the crime, Capt. Brian Henderson said.

He said McFoley was willing to do anything to avoid prison.

On Oct. 23 — about three weeks before Cruz-Echevarria’s death, McFoley’s attorney filed a court notice indicating Cruz-Echevarria was set to testify against McFoley in December, authorities said. It included Cruz-Echevarria’s home address.”