On Friday, Bellevue police arrested a woman and two teens in connection with a murder-for-hire plot that occurred in July. On July 10, 48-year-old Baron Li was shot nine times in the parking lot of his apartment. He survived the shooting and when asked about who might want to kill him, Li suggested the involvement of his ex-wife with whom he was in the midst of a “very acrimonious custody battle that also included a financial motive for Kelley to have sole custody of their child.”
Kristy Felkins was indicted September 24 by a federal grand jury for attempting to murder her ex-husband in a murder-for-hire plot. From Nevada, Felkins sent 12 bitcoin (approximately 5,000 dollars) to a hitman on the dark web.
Investigators in New York City are searching for a masked man last seen with slain tech entrepreneur Fahim Saleh inside his building — and they say that his killing might be the work of a professional hitman.
A Chechen man shot near Vienna last weekend had spoken publicly of giving Austrian and Ukrainian authorities information about contract killings. He also said there was a price on his head.
Philadelphia authorities on Friday attributed four slayings in 2018 and 2019 to a man they say is a professional hitman. Prosecutors on Friday said the killings were the work of Steven Williams, 25, who was paid thousands of dollars for the hits, Fox 29 Philadelphia.
According to authorities, Tokars hired a hitman to kill his wife on Thanksgiving weekend in 1992. The hitman, Curtis Rower, kidnapped Sara Tokars along with her children Ricky and Mike, who were 6 and 4 at the time. Rower shot Sara Tokars in the head in front of the boys.
When prominent Houston veterinarian Valerie McDaniel started dating Leon Jacob, she thought she had met the man of her dreams. The two were newly single, and Jacob helped take Valerie’s mind off the difficult divorce and custody battle with her former husband and business partner, Marion “Mack” McDaniel III.
When Valerie feared she would lose custody of her daughter, Jacob (who had ex-girlfriend problems of his own), had the perfect solution: hire a hitman to murder both of their exes. In the end, their deadly plot — which is explored in “Murder for Hire,” premiering Saturday, Oct. 5 at 6/5c on Oxygen — did not turn out as planned.
A new podcast explores the sordid criminal career of Woody Harrelson’s father, a convicted murderer who worked as a hitman-for-hire.
“Son of a Hitman” hit the platform Tuesday with two of the 10 episodes now available to stream. Journalist and documentary producer Jason Cavanagh hosts the series, which dives deep into Charles Harrelson’s life and many supposed crimes.
They should have been celebrating Makeva Jenkins’ 34th birthday. Instead her family stood with a Palm Beach County sheriff’s detective on Aug. 9, 2017, and asked the public to help find her killer.
Officer Valerie Cincinelli, 34, was taken into custody by the FBI on Friday and charged in U.S. District Court in New York with conspiracy to commit murder. In the federal criminal complaint filed against Cincinelli, prosecutors allege that the 12-year New York Police Department veteran had been discussing a murder-for-hire plot with an unnamed man since February. A person with knowledge of the case told Reuters under condition of anonymity that the man, referred to in the seven-page complaint only as a “confidential source,” was Cincinelli’s boyfriend.