A former church organist serving a 15-year sentence for sexually assaulting a young girl in 2004 tried to hire someone to hurt his victim's mother.
He approached an Italian-American inmate because he thought he’d have the “juice” because of his nationality, the Connecticut Post reports, citing a police record.
The inmate introduced Nelson to a friend named “Carmine,” who was willing to carry out the plot.
But, Carmine was actually an undercover officer.
During meetings in prison, Nelson offered Carmine $300 to force the victim's mother to write a letter exonerating him before "breaking her arm, leg, whatever."
The Connecticut Post reports that he told a judge "yes sir" as he pleaded guilty Thursday to inciting injury to persons.
The judge recommended five more years behind bars.