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Vermont murder-for-hire case sees 3rd suspect plead guilty

RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) - One of the last of four men charged in an international murder-for-hire plot that led to the 2018 abduction and killing of a Vermont man pleaded guilty on Wednesday.

Berk Eratay of Las Vegas was expected to go on trial in September along with key suspect Serhat Gumrukcu of Los Angeles. Eratay changed his plea on charges of wire fraud and arranging to have a third man kidnap and kill Gregory Davis, 49, of Danville, Vermont.

Prosecutors said Davis had been threatening to go to the FBI with information that Gumrukcu, a native of Turkey who immigrated to the United States in 2013, was defrauding Davis in a multimillion-dollar oil deal that Gumrukcu and his brother had entered into with Davis in 2015.

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