NEW HAVEN, Conn. (CBS Connecticut) – A Clinton man is accused of trying to hire a hit man to kill his ex-wife. Federal authorities say James Erik Godiksen, 54, was in fact communicating over the last week with an undercover agent.

Federal prosecutors say Godiksen provided the agent with his ex-wife’s physical description, phone number, home address, place of work, and the route she typically drove to work– along with a “down payment” of $80 to buy a knife. If the would-be hit man encountered the ex-wife’s current boyfiend, kill him, too, Godikson allegedly told the agent.

Godikson was arrested on Wednesday. He faces a federal count of murder for hire, which carries a maximum prison term of ten years.


Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

More From CBS Connecticut

Watch CBSN Live
CBS Entertainment

Listen Live