A motion was denied Tuesday to combine two cases against a Revere, Missouri man in Hancock County Circuit Court.

27 Christopher Brown was awaiting trial on sexual abuse charges when he was charged with solicitation of murder for hire.

Judge Rodney Clark ruled that the two cases should be tried separately.

Brown is alleged to have offered a fellow inmate cash to kill a woman and two children set to testify in the sexual abuse case.

Brown was moved to the Adams County Jail, where is held without bond.