A young mother from Miami, Florida was arrested Tuesday, July 18 after trying to use a fake website to rent a hitman to kill her toddler son.
Jazmin Paez, 18, allegedly solicited an assassin through the fake website RentAHitman.com to take out her 3-year-old toddler before Thursday.
The mom is accused of submitting pictures of her little boy and the exact location he was going to be, court documents obtained by NBC Miami show.
Investigators posing as the hired killers spoke with Paez to create the plan, during which time the mother allegedly agreed to hand over $3,000 for her son’s murder.
After matching her IP address to the home of Paez and speaking with the child’s grandmother who verified that the intended target was Paez’s child — police authorities entered her home and arrested her.
She was charged with first-degree solicitation of murder and third-degree using a communications device for unlawful use, court records show.
Paez is currently being held in the Miami-Dade jail while her son is in the safe custody of family, according to investigators.
The man who operates the fake murder-for-hire site was the one who tipped police off to Paez’s sick scheme, investigators said.
Robert Innes, the owner of the site, who receives hundreds of hitman solicitations per day said Paez’s request was too specific and urgent.
“The ability to research names and addresses and verify the intended target lived in a particular address. That to me is a red flag. If that information is corroborated, to me that is something that needs to be looked at and that’s why I referred it,” he told NBC Miami.
Innes alleges that the police did not initially take his flag seriously, and even threatened to send him a cease-and-desist letter if he continued contacting them.
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Both the “Service Request Form” and “Careers Form” have been used many times to arrest people interested in using the services of a hitman on someone they know, including earlier this year, when a Tennessee Air National Guardsman was arrested after applying to be a hitman on the parody website.