BILLINGS (AP) — An 18-year-old Roundup man accused of plotting his mother's death has pleaded not guilty.
KTVQ-TV reports Matthew Russell Campbell appeared in U.S. District Court Monday on the charge of using interstate commerce facilities in the commission of murder-for-hire.
Prosecutors allege Campbell offered to pay an undercover FBI agent $10,000 to kill his mother and an unidentified 18-year-old in Phoenix. Court records say Campbell and the FBI agent met in Billings in mid-October to discuss arrangements after talking earlier on the phone.
Campbell told the agent his family had received a large inheritance from his recently deceased grandfather.
Campbell is being held at the Yellowstone County jail.