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Saturday, April 21, 2018

Greetings fellow Bizarros:

This is the 21st century. Murders aren't contracted in smoky backroom meetings like in the Godfather movies anymore. That is why the woman in today's story went to the Internet to find a hitman. And she tried to pay him in Bitcoins, too.

A nurse was in love with a man she worked with and wanted his wife dead so she can be with him.

31-year-old Tina Jones of Des Plaines, Illinois, went on the 'dark web,' where she found a company that sells its services of hitmen for money, according to the DuPage County State's Attorney’s Office.

Jones worked at the Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood. She was in love with an anesthesiologist who worked at the same hospital.

When the man no longer wanted to be involved in the love affair and broke up with Jones, she decided to kill his wife who is a clinical social worker.

Prosecutors said that Jones gave the hitman explicit details of what she wanted done to the wife of her lover. She gave the company the man's working hours so that they can find the woman home alone. She also warned them not to hurt the husband and to make the murder appear as an accident.

Jones paid the company $10,000 in Bitcoin for the murder. However, someone tipped off the police to her intent and she was arrested.

Tina Jones was charged with one felony count of solicitation of murder. Jones is facing 20 years in prison if convicted of the crime.

I don't know about you, but my question is; what is this murder company that you can find on the Internet and why is it not being investigated?


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