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Woman Allegedly Tried to Hire a Hitman to Kill Her Coworker

A 26-year-old allegedly tried to hire a hitman on the darkweb to kill a colleague “when she discovered they were both having an affair” with the same man.

Whitney Franks, 26, allegedly posted an advertisement offering to pay a hitman £1,000 to kill a “woman has caused a lot of problems.” A BBC journalist spotted the ad and forwarded it to the police, resulting in Franks’ arrest.

A picture of A family man with two children had an affair with Whitney Franks.

A family man with two children had an affair with Whitney Franks.

In court, Prosecutor Andrew Copeland read part of the advertisement:

‘I’m looking for the murder of a woman. I have £1,000 and I am willing to pay more. This woman has caused a lot of problems for myself and others. Please can you help sort this out.’

The advertisement also included the address and Facebook profile of Ruut Ruutna, one of Franks’ colleagues at Sports Direct. According to the prosecutor, Franks had started “an affair” with her store manager, James Prest, in 2016. Ruutna joined the team in 2017 and also started having “an affair” with Prest.

Prest, who had a “partner” of his own and two children, would sneak out to see the women. “By 2020 James Prest would, while his partner and children were in bed, frequently leave his house and go to Ruut Ruutna’s house,” the prosecutor said.

One encounter with Franks concerned Prest, the court heard. On August 17, 2020, Franks confronted Prest about his relationship with Ruutna at the Milton Keynes Sports Direct. During the conversation, Franks brought up Prest’s “sneaking around at night.” In court, the prosecutor asked, “how did she know about James Prest going around Ruut Ruutna’s at night?” The women did not speak with or about each other.

A picture of James Prest

James Prest

Later, Franks emailed Prest, asking for another chance with him.

“I can give you the entire world James, if you can give me a chance I think you could be the happiest you have ever been in your life. I truly mean it. I hope you’re doing well inside and out. I have been trying to sort out my anxiety. I have found some things that could help, so I’m going to give them a go.”

One day after Franks had emailed Prest for another chance, a BBC journalist found the advertisement on the darkweb. The police brought Ruutna to a safe house and questioned her about the potential hit. She told investigators that she “had a hunch” about who was responsible for the darkweb ad.

Police arrested Franks on September 10, 2020, for soliciting murder. The court heard that Franks had created an account at a cryptocurrency exchange and purchased Bitcoin, only to resell it the next day. Franks admitted accessing the darkweb but claimed she never tried to hire a hitman.

14 Comments
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f87550d0 Tue, Jul 19, 2022

I believe Osama Bin Laden made similar postings about George Bush back in 2001, although his posts were ignored by Fox News…

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3fef1bb0 Tue, Jul 19, 2022

I mean the whole MIC went to bat for the US government to chase the OBL boogeyman…

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82332210 Tue, Jul 19, 2022

Got too expensive though, now we just grow our own.

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e191c8b0 Wed, Jul 20, 2022

very informative :D

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185ebeb0 Wed, Jul 20, 2022

*** Staff ***

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00111190 Wed, Jul 20, 2022

Why he look like he belongs in a wiener commercial?

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f217f750 Thu, Jul 21, 2022

lol

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de3527b0 Fri, Jul 22, 2022

fake news, no one hires a hit-man for that little dick. No one seemed to care for the privacy of little dick? It’s got TMZs work all over it.

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338dbab0 Fri, Jul 22, 2022

So the sum total of evidence is one bitcoin purchase and some broad’s hunch? Lol, fuckin’ Jolly Ole England.

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e3d3f880 Sat, Jul 23, 2022

What is it with dumb bitches thinking they havey right of claim on man with a wife and children? He’s using you for pussy.Bitches are fucking retarded.

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0afa15a0 Mon, Jul 25, 2022

efeye zamanında aynı bu şekil de bir tecavüz eyleminde bulundum, kolay gelsin.

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0e47e440 Mon, Jul 25, 2022

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309269f0 Mon, Jul 25, 2022

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d24a6d70 Wed, Jul 27, 2022

judging by that blazer, this lover is a real PLAYER!!!

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