Guilty Plea In Jailhouse Murder For Hire Attempt

A Corning man has pleaded guilty to two counts of solicitation of murder. 29-year-old Travis Kilburger was already in Tehama County Jail last August on charges of inflicting corporal injury to a spouse, false imprisonment with violence, and terrorist threats when district attorney investigators were tipped off that Kilburger was trying to hire someone to kill an adult family member and another adult. He was offering cash and a vehicle in exchange for the murder. Investigators say the motive involved family issues, and the fact that the family member was going to testify against Kilburger in court. Kilburger will be sentenced on November 19th.