Billy Ivy Jr. pleads not guilty to murder for hire charges
AMARILLO, Texas (KVII) —
Billy Ivy Jr., the man accused in at least two murder-for-hire plots in Potter County, plead not guilty and waived his arraignment on his two charges of Capital Murder.
Ivy was arrested in September after police said he tried to hire an undercover officer to kill two people. He was out on bond when he was arrested, after he plead guilty to a federal weapons charge in July.
Ivy was scheduled to be sentenced on the federal weapons charge next week. Court documents show Ivy's attorney requested the sentencing hearing be moved because of another trial he has scheduled. When sentenced, Ivy faces up to 10 years in prison. A new sentencing date has not been announced.