Prosecutors say builder Robert Fritzsch hired two men to beat his neighbor in retaliation for a legal dispute, reports the (“Homebuilder: Crook or naive protector?” by Kimball Perry). Fritzsch’s defense attorney says the whole thing was the two thugs’ idea, and Fritzsch paid them only out of fear for his own safety. But the prosecutors say Fritzsch concocted the plan, then paid hush money to the assailants. If a jury convicts, Fritzsch could get up to 11 years in prison.