Florida teen tried to kill parents in murder-for-hire plot with money stolen from them.
Published By: USA TODAY
3:06 p.m. ET Sept. 11, 2019
A teenager in Florida was arrested this week for stealing money from her parents to fund a murder-for-hire plot, police said Tuesday.
The 17-year-old girl was arrested after she allegedly stole her parents' debit card and withdrew more than $1,400, according to an arrest affidavit from the Lake County Sheriff's Office. Witnesses told police the teen had given a friend "a lot of money" to find someone to kill her parents. The suspect's boyfriend told detectives that he'd seen her at a "known drug house" Monday morning, where she told him of her plan.
14-year-old confessed to killing family: Alabama teen killed 5 family members after learning stepmom wasn't his biological parent. Authorities found the girl at her home, and she told police she spent $100 on cocaine, then gave $400 to a friend to hire someone to kill her parents. When the act was not carried out, she gave the other $900 to someone else to commit the murder.
The teen's parents were not injured but decided to press charges. She was arrested on two counts of criminal solicitation of murder. "The juvenile suspect was placed in custody and transported to the Lake County Jail where she was processed and turned over to the Department of Juvenile Justice," Lake County Sheriff's Office spokesman Sgt. Fred Jones said in a release.