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Victim Paid Suspect To Kill Him, Man Tells Police

December 28, 1989 GMT

FREMONT, Calif. (AP) _ A man charged with murder for running over an acquaintance with his car told police that the victim had paid him to kill him.

The victim, Graham Glickfeld, 31, of Fremont, paid Michael K. Doeschot, 27, of Newark, to kill him in a community center parking lot, police said Wednesday.

″It was a murder for hire,″ based on Doeschot’s account, said Sgt. Mike Eads.

Doeschot was arraigned Wednesday on a charge of first-degree murder. No bail was set at the hearing in Fremont-Newark-Union City Municipal Court.


Police refused to speculate on the motive for the alleged agreement carried out Friday night.

Doeschot, a San Jose State student, and Glickfeld, a supermarket employee, attended a Christmas party with friends Friday evening, police said.

Shortly before midnight, police were called to the Fremont Community Center, where they found Glickfeld lying in the empty parking lot. Glickfeld, who had been run over by a small car, was taken to Washington Hospital, where he died a short time later, according to police.

Doeschot later phoned Newark police ″to let us know what’s going on,″ Eads said. ″There was an admission that (Doeschot) had run over this guy.″

Officers stopped Doeschot at a grocery store and took him to the police station.

Eads would not say how much Glickfeld allegedly paid to be killed but said it was ″not a lot of money.″