Youâ€™ve got to hand it to Craigslist, they really have all sorts of jobs included in its massive database. According to a news article, A crazy 48-year old woman in Rockford, Michigan was charged on attempted murder-for-hire via Craiglist.
Apparently, this nutcase wants the wife of her online lover dead so they can live happily ever after. Hiding under the commonly used job title, â€œFreelanceâ€, Ann Marie Linscott had disclosed full details to those who responded to her ads. She was looking for a â€œsilent assassinsâ€ to â€œeradicateâ€ a woman named Carol who is living in Northern Carolina.
Moreover, she reiterated that this job is a â€œserious propositionâ€ and would generously pay $5,000 plus expenses. Though not stated, I would not be surprised if she asked for Confidentiality and Independent Contractor Agreement. After all, this is a serious proposition, right?
But luck was not on her side. Some people who received her message under the pathetic e-mail address â€œbourne2runâ€ immediately referred this matter to the police. If convicted, Linscott could face 10 years of imprisonment.
Originally posted on February 8, 2008 @ 9:39 am