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Man held in plot to kill police officer, district attorney, clerk

Waukesha – An East Troy man accused of trying to hire a hit man to kill a Walworth Assistant District Attorney, a Town of East Troy police officer and a Village of East Troy clerk was charged in Waukesha County Circuit Court and is being held on $200,000 bail in Waukesha County Jail.

John K. Gorman, 51, of W1340 Beach Road, was charged with three counts of solicitation of first-degree intentional homicide.

Gorman was charged with plotting to kill Assistant District Attorney Diane Donohoo, police officer Kevin Weber, and clerk Alita Bourdo. Gorman had been charged with numerous crimes in Walworth County, including three felony counts of stalking, 15 counts of bail jumping, three counts of possession of a switchblade, and three counts of disorderly conduct.

According to the criminal complaint, Gorman was in Walworth County Jail in late December and told an inmate that he was looking for someone to hire to kill the three people.

The inmate informed authorities, who had an undercover agent meet with Gorman in the Village of Mukwonago on Jan. 8 and told the agent he needed “some work done.”

Gorman called the three individuals derogatory names and the agent asked Gorman what exactly he wanted and Gorman replied, “Put it this way, disappearing,” the complaint said.

Gorman had a court appearance Jan. 8 in Walworth County and he was taken into custody after entering the courthouse. Gorman is scheduled to appear in court Jan. 28 for a preliminary hearing.

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