The Dresden public prosecutor indicted a German woman for allegedly attempting to hire a hitman on the darkweb to murder her ex-husband’s girlfriend.
The Dresden public prosecutor disclosed in a press release that a 41-year-old woman had attempted to hire a hitman on the darkweb to murder her ex-husband’s 23-year-old girlfriend.
The defendant allegedly accessed a so-called “murder-for-hire” site on the darkweb in early February 2021. She contacted the site’s administrator and explained the situation (i.e., she wanted to have her ex-husband’s girlfriend murdered). The defendant and the site’s admin negotiated and agreed that the defendant would pay 0.2 bitcoin and that her target would be murdered two weeks after she made the payment.
The defendant reportedly made the payment in late February. The Dresden Public Prosecutor’s Office received information about the defendant’s plot from the site’s admin and arrested the woman on February 26, 2021.
The Dresden District Court then placed the woman under pre-trial detention on February 27, 2021.
The Dresden District Court is set to announce the date for the opening of the woman’s hearing.
Basically all “murder-for-hire” cases involve
- a fake murder-fore-hire site;
- a jealous or vengeful romantic partner;
- and an informant.
In this case, it appears the site administrator informed on their own customer. How bizarre.