A man jailed on charges of having sex with an 11-year-old girl was ordered held without bond Sunday after authorities say he tried to hire someone to kill the girl and two family members.
Brian Thurman, 29, of the 2400 block of North Mannheim Road near Melrose Park, appeared in court on the new charges Sunday wearing a red jump suit and handcuffs.
Thurman was jailed in the middle of January on charges of predatory criminal sexual assault and ordered held on $480,000 bail, according to the Cook County sheriff's office.
On Jan. 29, Thurman asked another inmate with street gang connections to find someone to kill the 11-year-old girl, her 16-year-old sister and their mother, the sheriff's office said.
The next day, he was given the phone number of a sheriff's undercover investigator posing as a hit man, authorities said.
Over the phone, Thurman offered the "hit man" his 2000 Mercury Mountaineer and $8,000, to kill the three “as soon as possible,” the sheriff’s office said. During a jail visit on Feb. 4, Thurman met the undercover officer and repeated the offer, police said.
Thurman was charged with murder for hire and solicitation of murder for hire, both Class X felonies.
Cook County Judge Israel Desierto granted prosecutors’ request Sunday for Thurman to be held without bond.Copyright © 2015, RedEye