Tina Jones, is charged with felony solicitation of murder after she allegedly contacted a “dark-web” company to murder boyfriend’s wife
An Illinois woman is accused of using the “dark-web” to hire a company to murder her lover’s wife, DuPage County prosecutors said Wednesday.
Tina Jones, 31, was charged with one count of solicitation of murder for hire for plotting to kill the wife of a man with whom she was having an affair, ABC 7 reported.
Woodridge Police said they received a tip on April 12 that a woman had been targeted in a murder-for-hire plot.
Investigators identified Jones, who they say paid a dark-web company more than $10,000 in bitcoin in exchange for the woman’s murder, according to reports. The scheme was hatched in January.
Jones had contacted an internet entity calling itself the Cosa Nostra International Network, which Darrah said is apparently a scam, authorities said.
Jones, who works as a nurse at a west suburban hospital, went to Woodridge police for an interview Tuesday and was subsequently arrested.
The judge ordered that Jones have no contact with either the alleged victim or her husband should she post bond.
Jones who turned herself in to authorities Tuesday, faces a minimum sentence of 20 years in prison if convicted.
Her arraignment is scheduled for May 15, her bail was set at $250,000.
Woodridge police Chief Brian Cunningham said in a statement that in recent years law enforcement has seen an uptick in criminal activity via the internet.
He said this case serves as an example of “how increased training, shared resources and inter-agency cooperation helped protect one of our residents.”