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YAKIMA, Wash. -- A 73-year-old Yakima man accused of trying to hire a hit man is trying to keep some key evidence against him out of court.

Prosecutors say Gerald Shafer tried to hire someone to kill his former daughter-in-law.

Shafer's lawyer wants the judge to suppress the recording claiming detectives didn't indicate why they needed it over normal investigative techniques.

The elderly man was arrested last spring and charges with solicitation of murder.

Court documents indicate Shafer offered $500 in cash up front to a hit man who turned out to be an undercover officer who recorded several conversations..

The offer included a pistol and a picture of the target.

Investigators say Shafer was mad that his former daughter in-law inherited everything after his son died.

He's out of jail pending the trial and will be back in court this week.

Defense wants wire recordings suppressed in alleged murder for hire plot

A 73-year-old Yakima man accused of trying to hire a hit man is trying to keep some key evidence against him out of court.