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Virginia Woman Arrested for Trying to Hire a Hitman

Authorities in Virginia arrested a woman for allegedly trying to hire a hitman on the darkweb.

According to a press release from the US Attorney’s Office for Western District of Virginia, 25-year-old Annie Nicole Ritenour of Charlottesville, Virginia, was arrested and charged after law enforcement learned of a murder-for-hire plot she had orchestrated.

The FBI allegedly received a tip from an informant running a darkweb murder-for-hire site. The FBI established that in June, Ritenour created an account on the murder-for-hire site and contacted the site’s administrator and told them that she wanted to have someone killed.

Communications between Ritenour and the site’s admin showed that Ritenour had sent pictures of the person she wanted to be killed and the address of the target’s workplace. She then disclosed what type of vehicle the target drove, and the best time and place to carry out the hit. Ritenour then sent $3,200 in bitcoin to the site’s admin as payment for the hit.

The FBI traced back the bitcoin to a crypto exchange that Ritenour had purchased the bitcoin from leading to her identification and arrest on October 27.

Acting Special Agent in Charge Neil Mathison:

“The FBI reminds the public that making threats online or using the Dark Web to hire someone to harm another has serious consequences, and we will work with our law enforcement partners and the United States Attorney’s Office to hold criminals accountable.”

Ritenour was charged with one count of solicitation to commit a crime of violence and one count of murder-for-hire. She could be sentenced to a maximum of up to 20 years in prison if found guilty.

15 Comments
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BKoopa
65dfde00 Sat, Oct 30, 2021

Goes to show if you want something done right you must do it yourself. Saves times, money, problems, and a whole other slew of things.

just sayinn
94460510 Thu, Nov 4, 2021

someone needs to make a decentralized murder for hire market place. The demand is there so lots of money to be made. Rome was built on assasinations.

darknet snitch
64ec95a0 Sat, Oct 30, 2021

I think these murder for hire admin are receiving so kind of reward or tip money! They just keep on snitching on people

faggots
690caef0 Sat, Oct 30, 2021

those admins remind the teacher about homework

MFH = 12
02adb6f0 Sun, Oct 31, 2021

MFH = 12, every fucking time, it’s been going on for years.

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Incel
d379fec0 Mon, Nov 1, 2021

Women are so dumb

idekk
1132fbb0 Tue, Nov 2, 2021

u mean cunt?

BobbyBlueEyes
23b5c1f0 Mon, Nov 1, 2021

People thinking Bitcoin (BTC) is anonymous get every bit of trouble they face. Dumbass clunt

JustSayin
63e7be80 Tue, Nov 2, 2021

should of used monero instead of bitcoin

leek
a1729d60 Wed, Nov 3, 2021

people are *still* falling for this?

BRINGBACKWHM
dc46fcf0 Thu, Nov 4, 2021

Exactly. 99% of murder for hire sites are ran by LE or snitches in general. I mean just look "The FBI allegedly received a tip from an informant running a darkweb murder-for-hire site" you want someone dead? Research research and.then do it yoself.

Dobby
62e65150 Wed, Nov 17, 2021

"fine, I'll do it myself" - thanos

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