A 44-year-old Olympia convicted of trying to hire a hit-man to kill his wife was sentenced Tuesday to 33 years in prison.

A 44-year-old Olympia convicted of trying to hire a hit-man to kill his wife was sentenced Tuesday to 33 years in prison.

Brian Cox also was convicted of a second count of solicitation to commit murder for offering money to a cellmate in the Thurston County Jail to kill an informant in the first case.

The informant was a co-worker at the state Department of Financial Institutions who wore a police wire last year to record conversations in which Cox offered him money to find someone who could make his wife “disappear.” They were involved in a divorce.

The Olympian reports (http://bit.ly/1f3iT9l ) Cox spoke briefly in court about the good he has done, such as protecting consumers in his job.

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His wife says she still fears for her safety.

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Information from: The Olympian, http://www.theolympian.com