A 68-year-old man accused of trying to hire a hit man to kill his wife of 27 years is expected to face trial after withdrawing his plea.
Charles Tringali of Roseville was scheduled to be sentenced Monday in Macomb County Circuit Court in Mount Clemens after previously pleading no contest to a charge of solicitation to murder. Instead, The Macomb Daily reports a trial now is scheduled for Sept. 24.
Defense lawyer Steven Freers says Tringali didn't want to kill his wife and was "influenced by powers that be." Freers earlier said Tringali was set up.
Police say they received a tip last year that Tringali wanted someone to kill his wife. They say Tringali met an undercover detective and discussed details for the killing.