CBS News reports that a federal judge sentenced a Tampa woman to 6 1/2 years for trying to hire a hitman to kill her ex-boyfriend’s wife.
DeAnna Marie Stinson was arrested and charged for solicitation to commit a crime of violence and murder for hire. She made five bitcoin transactions totaling more than $12K. She included the victims address, name and photo.
According to the police reports, Stinson used Bitcoin to pay the supposed hitman because she believed the cryptocurrency couldn’t be traced back to her. The person she thought was a hitman was actually an undercover cop. She also told the undercover cop that she would give him a bonus when the murder was completed. The undercover cop asked Stinson to send him a firearm but she said no because the money could be tied back to her.