After a decade behind bars, man convicted in murder-for-hire plot up for parole

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A man convicted in a murder-for-hire plot against his ex-wife's new husband will face a Hawaii parole board next week.

Anthony Mark Albert was arrested for solicitation to commit murder in 2008 after trying to hire two hit men. One of the men was a confidential information, the other was working as an undercover Honolulu police officer.

While Albert was convicted and sentenced to 20 years behind bars, the Hawaii Paroling Authority will consider his possible release next Friday.

And that has his ex-wife terrified.

She's begging the authority not to release him because she fears for her children's safety.

"I don't think he wants to hurt me, only hurt somebody that I love," she said.

The woman asked for her identity to be concealed out of fear of retaliation.

She said she still remembers the day she heard about the murder-for-hire plot vividly.

"The police were just knocking at my door saying that they arrested him for trying to hire two different people, one being an undercover police officer. They said we have to tell you that we just arrested your ex-husband, Anthony Mark Albert, and I was stunned," she said.

She said Albert told the undercover officer he was obsessed with killing her husband. But she believes it was only to hurt her.

"He said I've never even met him, never had a conversation with him. He said I just want to pull the rug out from under her," she said.

A Department of Public Safety spokeswoman said victims or their advocates may be present at the proceedings but cannot make any statements.

"Please put yourself in my shoes because this is not the final chapter to this story if they let him out. The next chapter is going to be much more tragic than the first," Albert's ex-wife said.

Albert's hearing is on Feb. 16 at 10 a.m.

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