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Man Told 'Hit Man' to Paint 'Black Lives Matter' at Murder Scene

Florida man Daniel Slater had been dealing with undercover FBI agent

(Newser) - A Florida man wanted his ex-girlfriend and two other people killed—and he told the "hit man" he hired to link the murders to Black Lives Matter. Daniel Slater, 51, had actually been dealing with an undercover FBI agent, the Washington Post reports. The Jupiter resident pleaded guilty to...

Feds: Self-Proclaimed 'Good Dude' Tried to Off His Ex

Derrick Jackson accused of hiring a hit man who was actually an undercover ATF agent

(Newser) - Derrick Jackson recently got out of prison after serving a lengthy sentence for murder and a weapons charge, but his freedom may be short-lived: The Detroit 45-year-old is now being accused of trying to commission a hit on his ex-girlfriend, not realizing that the supposed hit man was actually an...

Woman Sues Over Podcast on Woody Harrelson's Dad

Dr. Chrysanthe Parker: 'Son of a Hitman' unfairly paints me as 'very unusual witness' in murder trial

(Newser) - A Texas attorney and health care professional who was an eyewitness to the murder that put actor Woody Harrelson's father behind bars is now suing Spotify and others on the use of her interview for a podcast about the crime. Per Courthouse News , Dr. Chrysanthe Parker was a witness...

Journalists Foil Alleged Plot: 'Target Needs to Be Killed'

Wisconsin's Kelly Harper accused of trying to hire a hit man on the dark web

(Newser) - It's called the "dark web" for a reason, and authorities in Wisconsin say a woman used it to hire a hit man. However, it wasn't police who foiled the alleged plot, but instead a trio of local journalists who were working on a story, reports the Daily...

Cops: When Hit Men Came, She Lied, Took Bullet for Daughter
Cops: When Hit Men Came, She
Lied, Took Bullet for Daughter
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Cops: When Hit Men Came, She Lied, Took Bullet for Daughter

Police say Louisiana woman murdered in error after brother hired men to kill niece he allegedly raped

(Newser) - A Louisiana man accused of raping his niece is now suspected of hiring two hit men to kill her before she could testify against him—except instead of killing his niece, the two hit men mistakenly killed the suspect's own sister and another woman, police say. Per KLFY , the...

Tech CEO Dismembered in Apparent Hit Job
Tech CEO
Brutally Killed
in Apparent Hit Job
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Tech CEO Brutally Killed in Apparent Hit Job

Elevator video captured start of attack on Fahim Saleh in Manhattan condo

(Newser) - The body parts of a 33-year-old venture capitalist and tech entrepreneur were found in garbage bags in his Manhattan apartment on Tuesday, kicking off an investigation into what authorities believe was a professional hit job. Surveillance video shows a person dressed head to toe in black and wearing a black...

Saga of Outsourced Hit Men Is Mind-Boggling

Tan Youhui's murder plan triggered a cottage industry of would-be killers

(Newser) - A real estate man in China learned the hard way it's hard to find a good hit man, Shanghaiist reports. A court heard that Tan Youhui, owner of a real estate company in the Guangxi region, planned to murder one of his rivals—Wei, who was taking Tan's...

Tiger Zoo Owner Accused of Hiring Hit Man to Kill a Critic

'Joe Exotic' allegedly tried to arrange murder of woman who runs animal sanctuary

(Newser) - It's a bizarre and disturbing tale involving tigers, animal rights, and a hit man. Federal authorities have arrested Joseph Maldonado-Passage, aka "Joe Exotic," and accused him of trying to arrange the murder of a longtime critic of his roadside tiger zoo in Oklahoma, reports the Pensacola News ...

How Not to Get Off on Hit Man Charges: Hire More Hit Men

Utah woman accused of trying to hire hit men at least 3 times, twice from jail

(Newser) - The third time was (thankfully for all involved) not a charm for a Utah woman accused of trying to hire hit men on multiple occasions to take out various people. Per KSL , Linda Tracy Gillman, 70, was convicted Friday of felony criminal solicitation for trying to have her ex-husband and...

Suspect Claims Victim Hired Him via Craigslist to Kill Her

He says teen placed Craigslist ad for killer

(Newser) - A man in custody in Colorado has confessed to fatally shooting 19-year-old Natalie Bollinger, but he claims her death was still suicide, according to arrest documents seen by NBC News . According to an arrest affidavit, Joseph Michael Lopez, 22, told investigators that he shot the teen after answering a Craigslist...

Woman Laughed as She Gave Hitman Orders: Prosecutors

'Got a meat grinder?' she allegedly asked

(Newser) - An 83-year-old New Hampshire woman accused in a murder-for-hire plot involving her son's ex-wife is heard on recordings laughing and saying she wants her former daughter-in-law dead, reports the AP . During a hearing Monday, prosecutors played phone calls between Pauline Chase and a hitman. Chase and her son, 63-year-old...

He Charged $2K for the Murder. It Cost Him His Life

Rolando Ruiz was executed Tuesday in Texas

(Newser) - A paid hit man was executed Tuesday night in Texas for gunning down a San Antonio woman in a life insurance scheme 25 years ago. Rolando Ruiz was given a lethal injection for fatally shooting Theresa Rodriguez, 29, outside her home in 1992 as she was getting out of a...

His Teen Wife Was Murdered in Front of Him—at His Request

Morrad Ghonim found guilty in wife's 1992 murder

(Newser) - On July 23, 1992, Morrad Ghonim watched his 17-year-old wife die. The couple had taken their 6-month-old son to Creek Park in La Mirada, Calif. Ghonim said he felt uncomfortable after a group of people called out at his wife and he wanted to leave, reports the Los Angeles Times ...

The Man Who Wielded a Bat for Baseball— and for the Mob
Married to the
Minors—and
the Mob
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Married to the Minors—and the Mob

Promising upstart Maury Lerner watched his baseball career fizzle as he dove into organized crime

(Newser) - After Maury Lerner would carry out a killing for the New England mob, he'd detail his own stats for the day, including the people he knocked off and how quickly he'd done the job. Almost like a baseball player would rattle off his RBIs and homers—which makes...

Suge Knight: Dr. Dre Hired Hit Men to Kill Me

He says Dre was trying to get out of a contract

(Newser) - Rap mogul Suge Knight is suing Dr. Dre for allegedly hiring a hit man to kill him—and then hiring another to finish the job after the first assassin failed. Knight was shot seven times at a pre-VMAs party in 2014, and his lawsuit alleges that the shooting was carried...

Hit Man Who Killed Hundreds Has New Career on YouTube

'Remorseful Popeye' killed hundreds in Colombia

(Newser) - A Colombian hit man who has admitted murdering around 300 people and playing a role in the killings of thousands more is now making what he calls "clean money from honest work"—as a YouTube star. Jhon Jairo Velasquez, former chief enforcer for Pablo Escobar's Medellin cartel,...

Drew Peterson Convicted of Hiring Hit Man to Kill Prosecutor

He's facing another 60 years on top of the 38 he's already serving for murder

(Newser) - Drew Peterson was found guilty Tuesday of hiring a hit man to kill the prosecutor who put him away for murder four years ago, the Chicago Tribune reports. The former police officer faces an additional 60 years in prison on top of the 38 he's currently serving for...

Podiatrist, GF Tried to Off His Wife: Cops

And allegedly have a couple of insurance agents assaulted

(Newser) - Cops say "an exceptional citizen" led to the arrest of a podiatrist and his girlfriend in a murder-for-hire plot to kill the doctor's wife and beat up two insurance investigators, the Journal News reports. Police say father of three Ira Bernstein, 42, of Ramapo, NY, and Kelly Myzner...

Texas Woman Added to FBI Most Wanted List

She allegedly hired a hit man to kill a dentist

(Newser) - A Dallas woman accused of arranging for a hit man to kill a dentist who was dating her ex-boyfriend has been added to the FBI's 10 Most Wanted fugitives list , the AP reports. Brenda Delgado, 33, is wanted for capital murder and unlawful flight to avoid prosecution. The FBI...

Woman Gets Life After Teen Hit Man Kills Wrong Guy

Teen lover hired by Karlita Phillips allegedly offed brother-in-law, not husband

(Newser) - A South Carolina woman was sentenced to life in prison after she hired a teen to kill a man and he allegedly killed the wrong man by mistake. Prosecutor David Stumbo says 41-year-old Karlita Desean Phillips of Greenwood was sentenced yesterday after being convicted of accessory before the fact of...

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