OKLAHOMA CITY — A 70-year-old northwest Oklahoma man has pleaded guilty to trying to hire his business partner in Kansas to kill a man in Oklahoma City.
Court records show Vernon Wayne Brock of Alva signed a plea agreement Wednesday admitting he tried to "conduct a murder for hire" plot to kill the unidentified man.
Prosecutors say Brock asked his business partner in vape shots to kill the boyfriend of a former employee who had ended a sexual relationship with Brock. The employee and the business partner are not identified in court documents.
Brock — who co-owns 17 Big E Vapor Shops in Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma — was arrested and charged in April after giving the business partner a $5,000 check during a meeting in Kansas.
As part of the plea agreement, prosecutors agreed not to pursue further charges in the case.