Website Reports 14-Year-Old Tried To Hire Hitman To Kill Ex-Boyfriend
BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) – Police arrested a 14-year-old girl on Valentine’s Day after being tipped off that she used a website to find a hitman to kill her ex. And today we learned that she is not the only one who has used this same site to do so.
The website is Rentahitman.com, when you type in the URL and open the page you are greeted with a website offering hardworking employees ready to fulfill your darkest desires even if it means murder.
Baton Rouge police say a 14-year-old girl searched this site to find someone to kill her ex-boyfriend. Website administrator Guido Fanelli contacted BRPD in January to inform them of the girls’ motives.
“We investigated this and during our investigation we learned that information had indeed been placed on the website. We made contact with the 14-year-old girl and then arrested her for soliciting the murder of the ex-boyfriend,” BRPD’s L’jean Mckneely said.
According to police, she is the first known person in Louisiana to have attempted to hire a hitman using this site. Others from out of state have found themselves behind bars for falling for the same bogus proposals.
Rentahitman.com has helped police catch people looking to commit acts of violence across the country. The website has been featured on major outlets nationally, including CNN and Rolling Stone Magazine.
“The website has been around for 17 years and it has benefited law enforcement by sharing information,” Mckneely continued.
As you browse the website, you will find that they try to appeal to a variety of targets willing to ask for the unthinkable. Including people who hate their jobs and of course upset exes. All messages and even advertisements are written in a sarcastic way. A tone that is clearly not immediately recognized by everyone.
You will also find fake testimonials from so-called “customers” satisfied with their blurry images. Enough evidence to convince a teenage girl that she’s hiring a hitman.
“People take it seriously and the information they got is shared with law enforcement. And it’s been beneficial in stopping things from happening,” Mcckneely explained.
Fanelli, unavailable for an interview, emailed us his appreciation for the BRPD. He told us he hopes “the intended victim will receive the help and support they need to get through this.”
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