Jazmin Paez, a young mother from Florida, was arrested on Tuesday for reportedly hiring hitmen through a spoof website to murder her infant baby. Paez forwarded comprehensive instructions, including photos of the youngster and his whereabouts, to the fictitious website rentahitman.com.
According to the Miami-Dade Police Department, Paez submitted an online form asking for a hit guy to abduct her son and send him far, far away, and possibly kill him, but she wanted it done as soon as possible. She enrolled using an alias and put “Put me in coach” as she requested code/safe word on the website.
Robert Innes, the website owner where Paez posted his plea, said he gets hundreds of identical solicitations every day, but this one appeared too genuine because of the attention to detail.
The Miami-Dade Police Department apparently didn’t believe Innes at first; he was routed to CrimeStoppers many times and eventually received a cease-and-desist letter. After a detective was assigned to the investigation, he posed as the hit guy and contacted Paez, who reportedly agreed to pay them $3,000 to kill her son. Paez is being detained at the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center with a bail set at $15,000.
Children and Family Services in Florida have been informed of the situation.
Although Innes claims he made the rent-a-hitman website as an exercise for a cybersecurity firm, some individuals have been caught thinking it’s genuine over the years. An Air National Guardsman was detained in April after reportedly using the site to ask for a job as a hitman.
In 2021, a lady from Michigan confessed to utilizing the service to hire a hitman to murder her ex-husband for $5,000. At least 120 bloodthirsty New Yorkers have tried to hire a kill guy using the bogus portal since 2018.