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Illinois nurse accused used dark web to seek hit on romantic rival: Authorities

April 21, 2018  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Illinois nurse accused used dark web to seek hit on romantic rival: Authorities

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Illinois nurse Tina E. Jones accused in a murder-for-hire plot

An Illinois nurse is facing accusations that she logged onto the dark web to obtain a hitman to murder her lover’s wife.

On Wednesday, 31-year-old Tina E. Jones, of Des Plaines, appeared in court on charges of solicitation of murder for her purported attempt to have her romantic rival murdered.

Law enforcement officials indicated that they were contacted by the CBS TV program “48 Hours” with information about a woman who was the purported target in a murder-for-hire scheme.

The show reportedly was investigating online businesses that offer hitman services.

Jones was purportedly involved with a married co-worker.

An investigation indicated that the Loyola Medical Center nurse allegedly paid over $10,000 in bitcoin to have the colleague’s spouse killed after she felt rejected in the relationship.

She supposedly contacted a site on the dark web in January with specific directions to kill his wife and to stage it like an accident, according to ABC7.

“She went on this website which bills itself as a murder-for-hire website, and she paid money assuming that this was going to happen, and paid over $10,000 to have this woman killed,” DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin stated.

Investigators questioned Jones at the police station on Tuesday, and she was then arrested.

Jones was ordered to remain in custody on $250,000 bond and will be banned from contacting the victim or her husband if she is released.

Her next court appearance will be held on May 15th.

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