A Nevada woman has been accused by California prosecutors of paying $ 5,000 in bitcoin to hire a dark web hitman to kill her ex-husband.
Kristy Lynn Felkins, 36, of Fallon, was charged in an indictment last week with sending bitcoin to a hitman website that turned out to be a scam, federal prosecutors said of Sacramento.
Prosecutors said during negotiations with the website in 2016, she pledged to have her ex-husband punched during his trip to Chico, California.
A criminal complaint this month accused Felkins of using interstate commerce facilities to commit vicarious murder.
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Federal investigators said they learned of the alleged plot last year.
The bogus website was not identified in the complaint.
Court documents accuse Felkins of contacting the website through an account called KBGMKN.
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“How do I know you are not the FBI, they have the ability to infect your device and trace them back to their real IP address,” KBGMKN wrote in an exchange, according to the complaint. “Just be careful.”
At another point, the website sent a message to KBGMKN about the success.
“The work will be done Monday morning; please let us know if he will be working with another person in the car, that you don’t want to be injured, you have to tell us, ”the message read. “Our man will be waiting for him at the place of work, and when he sees him, he will shoot him as soon as he gets out of the car; but if he is not alone, the bullets can also injure the other person. ”
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The Sacramento Bee, which broke news of the indictment, also reported that Felkins could not be reached for comment on Thursday.
She is due in court on September 30.