Mother hires hitman to kill 3-year-old son
A mother from Miami is now facing severe legal consequences for her alleged attempt to hire a hitman with the intention of murdering her three-year-old son.
The mother, identified as 18-year-old Jazmin Paez, is currently under arrest and facing serious charges. Law enforcement officials were alerted to her alleged plot when Paez reportedly visited a parody website, rentahitman.com, and placed a request for a hitman to carry out the horrifying act against her own child.
A disturbing request on a parody website
The website in question, rentahitman.com, is owned by Robert Innes. Innes revealed that he receives hundreds of similar requests on a daily basis. However, the request made by Paez was particularly alarming due to its explicit nature, according to NBC 6 South Florida.
She allegedly sent pictures of her son and provided the exact location where the child could be found, making her request stand out from the usual ones.
The website was initially created for a cybersecurity company. Over the years, it has received a variety of random requests for services. In one notable incident in April, an Air National Guardsman was arrested for allegedly using the website to apply for the position of a hitman.
Alarm bells rung by detailed information
Innes stated that many of the requests he receives are from people seeking fake services. However, Paez's request appeared all too real and raised immediate red flags. He was particularly alarmed by her ability to provide detailed information about her son and their location, which is not common in the requests he typically receives.
Before the blockquote, Robert Innes, the website owner, said:
"The ability to research names and addresses and verify the intended target lived in a particular address. That to me is a red flag. If that information is corroborated, to me that is something that needs to be looked at and that’s why I referred it."
Obstacles in reporting the incident
Innes made several attempts to report the incident to the Miami-Dade Police Department.
He called their non-emergency number three times, but each time he was referred to CrimeStoppers. Initially, he stated that he contacted CrimeStoppers USA, which is not affiliated with Miami-Dade CrimeStoppers, and was warned that they would send a cease-and-desist letter to him.
However, Innes later corrected his statement, clarifying that he had not contacted CrimeStoppers USA or Miami-Dade CrimeStoppers regarding this case. He had only called the Miami-Dade Police non-emergency number, and a detective was assigned to the case on his third attempt.
Arrest and legal proceedings
Paez was arrested on Tuesday on charges of soliciting murder and unlawful use of a communications device.
She was given a $15,000 bond and ordered to stay away from the child. Family members have confirmed to NBC6 that the toddler is safe and currently with relatives. The Florida Department of Children and Families has been notified, according to records.
Innes expressed his gratitude that his report was eventually taken seriously and appreciated the efforts of the Miami-Dade Police.
- Jazmin Paez, a mother from Miami, is now facing serious charges for her alleged attempt to hire a hitman to murder her three-year-old son.
- The alleged plot was discovered when Paez made a request on a parody website, rentahitman.com.
- Website owner Robert Innes reported the incident to the Miami-Dade Police Department after noticing the detailed information provided in Paez's request.
- Paez was arrested on charges of soliciting murder and unlawful use of a communications device. She was given a $15,000 bond and ordered to stay away from the child.
- The toddler is safe and currently with relatives, and the Florida Department of Children and Families has been notified.