MIAMI (FloridaToday.news) — An 18-year-old Miami woman is accused of trying to hire a hitman to kill her 3-year-old son.
A woman appeared before a Miami-Dade County judge on Wednesday after being arrested on charges of incitement to murder and illegal use of a communications device.
The woman visited a parody website designed to help law enforcement in an attempt to “take the boy, far, far, far, and possibly kill, but as soon as possible,” the Miami-Dade police report said. It said she was willing to pay $3,000.
The report said the woman cited a desire to “do something once and for all” as her reason for hiring the hitman.
Police said she provided the address where the boy lives with his grandmother, a recent photo of him and her phone number when she contacted the website.
The man who runs the website contacted Miami-Dade Police and on Tuesday, detectives tracked the woman down using the provided IP address and phone number.
The Associated Press does not release the woman’s name to protect the child’s identity.
Detectives spoke to the boy’s grandmother, who told them her daughter had moved out in May. She said the boy was still living with her and that his mother was in regular contact with the child via FaceTime.
The grandmother told detectives that on Monday she took a photo of the boy, which was posted on the hitman’s website, and sent it to her daughter.
The child’s mother was arrested later Tuesday at her father’s home, where she was staying. The arrest report states that she confessed, but the full statement was redacted when it was released to news organizations.
The woman told Miami-Dade County Judge Mindy Glaser that she had never been treated for any mental health issues. The judge set bail at $15,000 and the woman was released from jail on Thursday.
The judge ordered the woman not to mess with her son, who continues to live with his grandmother.
The Public Defender’s Office represents the woman and did not immediately respond to an email request for comment.
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