A California man charged with 75 felony counts for allegedly molesting children is now facing more charges after he tried to hire a hitman to kill his three victims to stop them from testifying against him.
According to authorities, 32-year-old Andrew Michael Nisbet sent letters from his jail cell trying to have his accusers “taken care of.”
His letters managed to end up in the hands of a confidential informant who turned the documents over to the sheriff. According to the reports, the informant later obtained more letters from Nisbet “agreeing on a price for each victim and that Nisbet can get the (informant) money.”
In March, an agent from the District Attorney’s office posed as a hitman and visited Nisbet in jail and recorded their meeting. According to Alameda County district attorney’s Inspector Jeff McCort, the fake hitman described himself as a “mechanic and could fix a car for him and made a pistol-shooting motion with his hand.”
Nisbet told him there were two “cars” in Pleasanton and Santa Barbara, referring to two of his victims. He agreed to pay up front “to prove he was serious” and was promised that the whole thing would look like “someone got robbed for a cell phone and it wouldn’t come back to Nisbet.”
Well, needless to say, it did. Nisbet now faces three felony counts of solicitation of murder, on top of his 75 previous felony charges that include lewd acts with a child, oral copulation with a child, arranging a sexual meeting with a child, and possession of child pornography. Nisbet is accused of molesting at least three boys between the ages of 12 and 17.