Idaho court sentences Porn star to 10 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to hiring an undercover cop to kill the father of her child in botched murder-for-hire plot
Katrina L. Danforth, 32, was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison by a judge in Coeur d’Alene, on Tuesday
She was convicted of soliciting the murder of the father of one of her children for $5,000 in October 2018
Danforth claimed her child was being abused by the father, but prosecutors say the allegations were self-serving and unfounded
She hired an undercover cop as the hitman, and told him, that she did not care if anyone else got hurt as long as her child was unharmed – Including R.H’s other children, aged two and four
She sent a $2,500 thank you card to the hitman’s address in Montana, with a promise to pay the other job at the conclusion of the job
The adult film actress who has performed in at least eight films will also be on three years of supervised probation following her release and must pay a $1,000 fine
Porn star Katrina L. Danforth [photo] was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison in Idaho after pleading guilty to hiring a hitman to kill the father of one of her children
An adult film actress was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to hiring a hitman in a murder-for-hire scheme to kill the father of one of her children that backfired, instead had her facing the wrath of the law.
Katrina L. Danforth, 32, who appeared in pornographic films under the name Lynn Pleasant and Lynn Passion, was handed the sentence in an Idaho courtroom on Tuesday.
She was accused of agreeing to pay a hitman, who was later revealed to be an undercover police officer, $5,000 to kill a former partner in 2018.
U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill also ordered Danforth to serve three years of supervised probation following her prison sentence and pay a $1,000 fine.
Danforth who originally pled not guilty to any crimes, recanted and changed to a plea of guilty on two counts of use of interstate commerce facilities in the commission of murder for hire in August 2019.
Defense attorney’s argued that Danforth underwent a volatile childhood, including sexual violence, before going into adult entertainment.
Katrina Danforth, 32, from Idaho, Monday pled guilty to two counts of using interstate commerce to commission a murder-for-hire The adult entertainment star, who went by the […]
Similarly, Danforth said on Tuesday that she pursued the horrendous plot because she believed the father had abused the child.
Prosecutors who described the explanation as self-serving, said the claim was unfounded and lacked evidence.
Winmill called Danforth’s 20-minute speech a deflection of responsibility for her actions and was concerned at her attempt to justify the situation.
He recommended Danforth be sent to the Federal Correctional Institute, Dublin in California, a low-security prison for females.
According to The Spokesman-Review, investigators became aware of the murder plot after Danforth confided in a friend that she wanted the father of one of her two children killed.
Danforth and the father, known only as R.H., were locked in a drawn out custody battle at the time.
The friend passed the contact information of a hitman to Danforth, who arranged to meet with the assassin for hire in October 2018 to discuss the killing for $5,000.
Danforth [photo], was convicted for contacting a ‘hitman’ to kill R.H. in October 2018 after confiding in a friend that she wanted the man dead. Prosecutors have recommended that the porn star be shipped to the Federal Correctional Institute, Dublin in California, a low-security prison for females
Investigator found that she had communicated with the ‘hitman’ on November 9, twice on November 10 and once on November 19.
‘She had specific requirements that the hit man was to accomplish, such as [victim’s] body had to be found and [she] did not care if others who lived in the home were harmed as long as her own child was not harmed’, Assistant U.S. Attorney Traci Whelan said.
In court, prosecutors played a recording of the conversation that showed Danforth saying she didn’t even care if R.H.’s other two children were harmed. At the time, they were ages two and four.
Deadly vixen: Lynn ‘Pleasant’ Danforth [left and right] communicated that she did not care if others living inside the home, including children aged 2 and 4, were injured during the hit, as long as her child was not harmed
Danforth was arrested at the Spokane International Airport in December 2018 after spending a week-long vacation in Hawaii.
at the time of the arrest, asked why federal agents picked her up at the airports baggage claim, she told KHQ: ‘It was really early in the morning so was mainly just tired from my flight then shocked, but I didn’t want to freak out’.
When asked about the alleged murder-for-hire plot and the charges she’s facing Danforth says she was shocked “It was really early in the morning so was mainly just tired from my flight then shocked, but I didn’t want to freak out,” explained Danforth.
Her IMDb page lists Danforth under eight pornographic films from 2005 to 2010.
The sentence also includes three years of probation and a $1,000 criminal fine.