Teenager tried to hire hitman to kill parents with money taken from their bank account, police say
17-year-old stole mother’s debit card to fund assassination attempt
A 17-year-old girl stole money from her parents so that she could hire a person to murder them, police officers have said.
Alyssa Michelle Hatcher was arrested on Monday on two counts of criminal solicitation for murder, according to The Orlando Sentinel.
The teenager told detectives that she stole a debit card from her mother and withdrew $1,400 (£1,132) in cash from her parents’ bank account.
She also said that she paid a friend $400 (£323) to murder her parents.
The friend failed to kill the pair and Ms Hatcher then paid $900 (£728) to a second person for the assassination.
He also failed to commit the double murder.
Ms Hatcher told police officers that she had used the remaining $100 (£80) to buy cocaine.
The plot came to light when a student at a nearby school told an official about the plot.
The teenager’s boyfriend told detectives that she had wanted to kill her parents.
Ms Hatcher’s stepfather is a police officer, WFTV reported.
Detectives said the teenager’s motive for the alleged crime is unclear and that they have not decided whether to charge the girl as an adult.
She is being held in a facility for juveniles and is expected to appear in a Florida court on Wednesday morning.
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