Florida woman pleads guilty to Bitcoin murder-for-hire plot

DeAnna Marie Stinson, 50, allegedly paid more than $ 12,000 in a Bitcoin-for-blood plot to an unnamed website, según EE. UU.. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Florida.

In an online “pedido” placed in late June, Stinson allegedly sent in the victim’s name and address and photograph along with the following, ominous note:

Do not do at home. Any place else is fine. Need completed during July – preferably, between July 5th – 11th.

DeAnna Marie Stinson, 50, allegedly paid more than $  12,000 in a Bitcoin-for-blood plot to an unnamed website, según EE. UU.. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Florida.

DeAnna Marie Stinson, 50, allegedly paid more than $ 12,000 in a Bitcoin-for-blood plot to an unnamed website, según EE. UU.. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Florida. (Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office)

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She was looking for aquick hit in southern Florida,” according to the order.

En un seguimiento “pedido,” ella añadió, “Bonus if completed by July 31st.She placed five “pedidos” altogether, según documentos judiciales.

When July 31 came, she circled back with site administrators asking them toreassign the job to someone who has a history of getting jobs done,” los Estados Unidos. Attorney’s Office said.

She wanted itdone ASAP.

Investigators said they followed a digital trail showing Stinson had paid the site in Bitcoin, and then an undercover agent contacted her over WhatsApp posing as a hitman.

The agent sent her a mock surveillance photo of her intended victim, and prosecutors say sheconfirmed it was the same person she wanted to have killed.

But the website was not offering real services.

In a phone call, which the undercover investigator recorded, Stinson reiterated her intent and agreed to send another $ 350 in Bitcoin that she believed would cover the cost of a revolver that would be used in the assassination, according to the documents.

The FBI served a search warrant on her home in Tampa and seized three computers and an iPhone.

On the phone, they found her Coinbase account showing Bitcoin transactions involving the website and the WhatsApp conversation with the undercover agent, as well as other evidence, según fiscales.

The Justice Department announced charges in September.

Stinson faces a maximum of 10 years in federal prison. Her sentencing date has not yet been set.

The guilty plea comes days after a Michigan woman was sentenced to seven to 20 years in prison for trying to hire an assassin to kill her ex-husband through a website calledRentAHitman.com.

Wendy Lynn Wein pleaded guilty on Friday to trying to hire a hitman to kill her husband last year through what turned out to be a fake murder-for-hire website. (Monroe County Jail)

Wendy Lynn Wein pleaded guilty on Friday to trying to hire a hitman to kill her husband last year through what turned out to be a fake murder-for-hire website. (Monroe County Jail)

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