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GAITHERSBURG, Md. (WUSA9) -- A Montgomery County judge sentenced a Gaithersburg man to 40 years in prison for trying to hire a hit man to kill his girlfriend. Thirty-seven-year-old Ndokey Peter Enow will serve 20 years, with the other 20 suspended. Andrea McCarren was in the courtroom when the sentence was handed down.

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Enow told the judge, "I'm very sorry, I was very sick," referring to his ongoing struggle with mental illness. He'd already confessed to trying to hire a hit man to kill the mother of his child.

The video of a police sting operation reveals the unraveling of Ndokey Peter Enow's murder for hire plot. He offered 1000 dollars, photographs of his girlfriend and her address to a person he thought was a hit man. Instead, it was an undercover Montgomery County police officer.

Enow instructed the undercover police officer to either "put her in a wheelchair so she could never talk and never walk again or put her six feet under."

"The acts that he committed were heinous, vicious, ongoing. And he deserves to spend a significant amount of time in jail. That's what justice is about," said prosecutor, Deborah Feinstein.

Court documents reveal the undercover officer asked Enow what he wanted the crime to look like—a robbery or a home invasion. He said he only wanted to take her out and just kill her.

"We take domestic violence very seriously. We believe anybody that would go so far as to hire a hit man to murder the mother of his child, an intimate partner, should be off the streets," Montgomery County State's Attorney, Ramon Korionoff stated.

Enow has a history of domestic violence, involving three ex-wives and his ex-girlfriend in this murder for hire plot.

"This was in 2011, the defendant punched one of his prior wives, girlfriends in the face while she was seven months pregnant and broke her jaw," Feinstein added.

Enow's mother, fiancee and other friends and family members were in the courtroom.

"Everybody is capable of being rehabilitated, if they take advantage of the opportunities that are out there for them," defense attorney, Philip Armstong said.

A native of Cameroon, Enow had a PhD and a career in computer technology. He had previous convictions for domestic violence against the victim in this case. She had taken out at least two protective orders against him.

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