You have reached your limit of free articles this month.

Enjoy unlimited access to SpringfieldNewsSun.com

Starting at just 99¢ for 8 weeks.

GREAT REASONS TO SUBSCRIBE TODAY!

  • IN-DEPTH REPORTING
  • INTERACTIVE STORYTELLING
  • NEW TOPICS & COVERAGE
  • ePAPER
X

You have read of premium articles.

Get unlimited access to all of our breaking news, in-depth coverage and interactive features. Starting at just 99c for 8 weeks.

X

Welcome to SpringfieldNewsSun.com

Your source for Clark and Champaign counties’ hometown news. All readers have free access to a limited number of stories every month.

If you are a News-Sun subscriber, please take a moment to login for unlimited access.

Jailed golf pro charged with hiring hit-man to kill boys he allegedly molested


A prominent California golf instructor currently in jail for child sex abuse charges is facing new charges of plotting to kill the boys who accused him of the abuse.

Court documents filed Tuesday by the Alameda County District Attorney's office detailing the plot. The report by the district attorney's investigator states that Andrew Nisbet tried to hire a hit man from inside his cell at Santa Rita jail in Dublin, Calif.

Nisbet was arrested in December, accused of sexually abusing three boys in his junior golf program. On Tuesday, prosecutors added three new counts for solicitation of murder. The Livermore golf instructor was already facing 75 felony counts. Those charges include oral copulation with a minor, molestation, child pornography, and lewd acts on three unnamed boys who were between 12 and 17-years-old.

According to the investigator's report, a deputy at the jail said on February 25, 2014 an informant showed him letters from Nisbet which asked to have the victims taken care of. The report says the confidential informant, "received more letters from Nisbet agreeing on a price for each victim."

>> Read more trending stories

Eight days later, on March 5, 2014, the Alameda County District Attorney's office sent an undercover inspector to visit Nisbet in jail. The meeting was recorded by an audio/visual recorder and two devices worn by the inspector.

The report states that the undercover inspector, "told Nisbet that he was a mechanic and could fix a car for him and made a pistol shooting motion with his hand."

The report says, "Nisbet agreed to provide the U/C with up-front money to prove he was serious."

The inspector said the crimes wouldn't be traced to Nisbet because it would appear the victims got robbed for their cell phones.

On March 18th, investigators searched Nisbet's cell. The report says they found letters discussing the murder-for-hire plan. There was also a letter with directions to one victim's house.

Nisbet's attorney did not respond to requests for a comment Tuesday night.

Nisbet is scheduled to appear in court on June 10th.



Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Nation World

Love me tenders: Woman takes chicken engagement photos
Love me tenders: Woman takes chicken engagement photos

Picture it: Wings, a prayer and an engagement. Love me tender, she said. Or was that tenders? >> Read more trending news Elyse Chelsea Clark said yes to a box of Popeyes fried chicken. “Finally engaged!!” the New Orleans woman announced as she posted a gallery of photos to Facebook on April 26, nola.com reported. “I never...
Albino catfish snags pacifier at Virginia museum
Albino catfish snags pacifier at Virginia museum

It was the catch of the day for a fish at the Virginia Living Museum. >> Read more trending news  When a young guest dropped a pacifier in the museum’s Cypress Swamp exhibit earlier this week, an albino catfish caught it and began sucking on it, WTVR reported. Museum staff members were able to retrieve the pacifier and returned...
Arkansas executes fourth inmate in 8 days
Arkansas executes fourth inmate in 8 days

Arkansas executed its fourth inmate in eight days, as Kenneth Williams received a lethal injection Thursday night, KARK reported. Williams, 38, died at the Cummins Unit prison in Varner. He was convicted of killing a former deputy warden after he escaped from prison in 1999, The Associated Press reported. At the time of his escape, in a hog...
Southwest Airlines to end overbooking policy
Southwest Airlines to end overbooking policy

The CEO of Southwest Airlines said Thursday that the company will end its practice of overbooking, USA Today reported. >> Read more trending news Gary Kelly, discussing Southwest’s quarterly earnings on CNBC, said the airline has made the decision to “cease to overbook going forward, USA Today reported. “We&rsquo...
Police: Florida man takes stolen forklift for a spin
Police: Florida man takes stolen forklift for a spin

A Florida man allegedly stole a forklift just because it’s better than walking, police said. >> Read more trending news Bradley Barefoot, 43, was at a Best Buy in Daytona Beach when he used the fork lift to move “some large boxes to a neighboring parking lot,” The Daytona Beach News-Journal reported.  After he determined...
More Stories