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Teaneck ex-con plotted from jail to have co-defendant killed, indictment charges

Photo Credit: CLIFFVIEW PILOT Courthouse Reporter Mary K. Miraglia

YOU READ IT HERE FIRST: An ex-con plotted from his Bergen County Jail cell to have a co-defendant killed, an indictment returned by a grand jury in Hackensack this week alleges.

William “Christopher” Collins, 42 ( above, left ), is charged with conspiracy to commit murder and obstruction, thanks to a tipster who told authorities of the alleged plot.

Collins was one of four men and a 17-year-old boy arrested in December 2013 by a task force of detectives from the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Special Investigation Squad, the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office and several municipal police departments — including Englewood and Teaneck — in connection with a series of local burglaries.

He already was facing charges from a prior case that gave rise to the murder-for-hire allegations, authorities told CLIFFVIEW PILOT .

Collins’ bail remains at more than $800,000 combined for the various offenses.

STORY / FILE PHOTOS: CLIFFVIEW PILOT Courthouse Reporter Mary K. Miraglia

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