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Danton Does Not Have to Testify at Wolfmeyer's Trial

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Former Blues player Mike Danton (UPI photo)

By AP/KWMU

East St. Louis, Ill. – A judge in East St. Louis ruled Wednesday that former Blues player Mike Danton Cannot be forced to testify in Katie Wolfmeyer's upcoming trial.

Wolfmeyer is accused of being Danton's accomplice in a plot to hire someone to kill Danton's agent.

A jury was also picked Wednesday for Wolfmeyer's trial, which starts next week.

Danton pleaded guilty in July to a charge related to the murder-for-hire plot. Danton's lawyer Bob Haar had previously indicated Danton would exercise his Fifth Amendment rights against self-incrimination if put on the stand.

Prosecutors have said Danton's agent, David Frost, was the intended victim of the plot. Frost was not hurt and has maintained he was not the target. The plot unraveled when the would-be hit man turned out to be a police informant.

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