North Carolina man pleads guilty murder-for-hire plot


CHARLOTTE, N.C. – A North Carolina man has admitted that he tried to buy radioactive material in a murder-for-hire plot.

Authorities say 27-year-old Bryant Riyanto Budi of Matthews pleaded guilty Friday in federal court after hatching a plot to sprinkle a radioactive substance in an unidentified man's food.

Budi said the intended target had been "making my life a living hell" and extorting him.

Court documents show Budi unwittingly contacted a covert FBI employee online while trying to buy radioactive material.

Budi faces a possible life sentence. A sentencing date has not been set.