Authorities in Texas say a man accused of molesting a child tried to have the boy killed.
The Dallas Morning News reports Daniel Arturo Contreras was charged last week with criminal solicitation. That charge came after he was arrested in September for insufficient bond tied to a charge of sexual assault of a child.
A person reported the murder-for-hire plot by calling 911 and told police Contreras provided him a pistol and a box of bullets during a beer run. Court documents say Contreras told the person he wanted the accuser "in a coma or dead" and the witness agreed to the plot due to him being nervous.
The newspaper reports Contreras pledged to provide a picture of the child to the witness.