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Man who confessed to murder-for-hire now says he didn't do it

Joseph Hensley (Source: Brown County Sheriff's Office) Joseph Hensley (Source: Brown County Sheriff's Office)
Dallas Tincher (Source Brown County Sheriff's Office) Dallas Tincher (Source Brown County Sheriff's Office)

GEORGETOWN, OH (FOX19) - A Brown County man who confessed to killing someone as part of a murder-for-hire plot is now saying he didn't kill anybody.

Joseph Hensley confessed to being hired by Dallas Tincher to kill John Carpenter in April 2010. Thursday, Hensley wrote an affidavit from jail saying he didn't kill anybody, and that he only confessed because he was blackmailed and tortured by a detective.

In the same affidavit, Hensley wrote that he lied under oath and tried to warn John Carpenter that Tincher wanted him killed, but that the last time he saw Carpenter, he was alive and well.

Brown County Prosecutor Jessica Little does not believe the new affidavit, saying, "Hensley's sworn testimony in Dallas Tincher's trial was the unvarnished truth."

Hensley originally claimed that he had killed Carpenter because he was making sexually suggestive comments about young girls on TV wearing flip-flops. Then he claimed that he had been hired by Tincher to kill Carpenter.

Dallas Tincher has been found guilty of two counts of complicity and one count of conspiracy to aggravated murder.

Tincher's attorney has requested a new trial.

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