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Man Sentenced To Prison For Orchestrating Plot To Kill His Parents

A Tehama County man has been sentenced to prison for assaulting his father and then trying to hire someone to murder his parents. 37-year-old Andrew Tyler Kratz has been in jail since last October 9th. That’s the day he pushed his elderly father several times, violently snatched the glasses from his face, punched him in the head and threw a shovel at him like a spear. Kratz then pinned his father to the floor with his forearm, preventing him from breathing for some time. Once he got behind bars, Kratz tried to hire other inmates to kill his father and stepmother, steal their things as payment, and bury their bodies on the property with their tractor. Kratz made detailed arrangements for his plan to be carried out, but rather than help him the other inmates tipped off authorities. Found guilty of felony assault and solicitation of murder, Kratz has been given a 6 year prison sentence.