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Former doctor accused of murder conspiracy pleads guilty to attempted first-degree murder

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Posted at 3:18 PM, Jan 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-06 18:02:08-05

COCHISE COUNTY, Ariz. — A former doctor who was charged with conspiracy to murder one of his patients pleaded guilty to attempted first-degree murder, illegal conducting an enterprise, and illegal administration of a narcotic drug.

Glenn Gary Robertson also had two pending cases against him in Cochise County Superior Court, but resolved both with the plea agreement.

Robertson was a medical doctor who practiced medicine in Benson since 2004, the Arizona Medical Board suspended his license to practice in June 25, 2018, after that his license was revoked in December 14, 2018 for prescribing methylphenidate to a woman he never examined.

Robertson plotted murder against a woman he believed reported him to the Arizona Medical Board, Attorney General Mark Brnovich office.

Early 2019, Drug Enforcement Administration was investigating Robertson and found the murder-for-hire plot, according to Attorney General Mark Brnovich office. The FBI and Attorney General’s Office Special Investigations Section created a joint undercover operation.

Robertson bargained with an undercover officer to have the woman murdered where he provided a rifle.

Law enforcement investigation reports show that Robertson used his medical license to sell OxyContin prescriptions in Cochise County between February 2017 and November 2018, Attorney General Mark Brnovich office said. He also partnered with an alleged local drug dealer to sell OxyContin.

Robertson will serve 12.5 years in prison for attempted first-degree murder, illegal conducting an enterprise, and illegal administration of a narcotic drug.

Robertson sentencing hearing is scheduled for January 27, 2020.