Man Who Tried To Hire A Hitman In Tyler, TX Sentenced To Prison
An Update To A Story We Told You About Back In August.
A Grapeland, Texas couple according to federal officials, traveled up to Tyler to contract a hit man to kill someone. Instead of paying the hit man, they are going to be paying the price of time in federal prison as one of the accused received his punishment this week.
The Murder For Hire Story Of Reynaldo Campos, Jr and his girlfriend, Robin Pittman
According to the indictment, on Feb. 9, 2022, 45 year old Reynaldo Campos Jr., contacted an individual who he believed was a hitman, but who was in fact an undercover federal agent, and solicited the “hitman” to murder a former associate of Campos, claiming the intended victim had either stolen drugs from him or owed him money. Campos discussed the intended murder with the agent on multiple occasions over the next several weeks.
On April 8, 2022, Campos and Pittman traveled together from Houston County to Tyler to discuss the murder.
They also went to provide the “hit man” with a handgun to be used for the murder, and to provide the “hit man” with information about the intended victim. A few days later on April 13, 2022, Campos and Pittman again traveled together from Houston County to Tyler to discuss the murder and to provide the “hit man” with approximately one gallon of Phenylacetone/P2P, which is a chemical used in the manufacture of methamphetamine, and a shotgun as partial payment for the murder of the intended victim.
Both Plead Guilty To Their Charges.
Campos and Pittman were indicted by a federal grand jury on April 21, 2022. Campos, Jr. pleaded guilty on August 12, 2022, to murder for hire and was sentenced to 120 months (10 years) in federal prison. Pittman, also known as Robin Hill, 42, of Grapeland, pleaded guilty on August 9, 2022, to possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime and was sentenced to 60 months (5 years) in federal prison.