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Portage man pleaded guilty to murder-for-hire plot from behind bars

Mark Pitzer pleaded guilty to murder-for-hire plot from behind bars. (WWMT/Courtesy Kalamazoo County Jail)

A West Michigan man pleaded guilty to hiring someone to kill his ex-girlfriend while behind bars.

Mark Pitzer, 37, of Portage, has pleaded guilty to 3rd degree criminal sexual conduct and solicitation of murder.

Kalamazoo County Prosecutors said he was in jail on a charge of criminal sexual conduct when he tried to hire someone to hurt or kill his ex-girlfriend.

Pitzer is scheduled to be sentenced September 24.

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