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Doctor accused of murder-for-hire plot convicted of lesser charge

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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

A jury has convicted a Wahiawa doctor accused of a murder-for-hire plot against his ex-girlfriend with a lesser charge.

Prosecutors say Dr. Dennis Ayon asked one of his female patients to kill the mother of his four-year-old son because he was upset over custody issues.

On the stand Ayon said he never asked his patient to kill his ex. He claims the patient actually had a crush on him and felt rejected after he dismissed her romantic advances.

Ayon was charged with criminal solicitation of murder. A jury on Tuesday found him guilty of criminal solicitation of assault, which is a petty misdemeanor.

The maximum penalty for a petty misdemeanor is 30 days in jail. He already has served that time and will be released.

An earlier trial for Ayon ended with a hung jury.

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