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Tuesday, January 14, 2020

How Not to Hire a Hitman

     In 2013, Megan Schmidt, a 23-year-old from Dubuque, Iowa, didn't like her father and wanted him dead. She claimed he had abused her. So, in an effort to find someone to murder him, she posted an ad on Craigslist promising to pay $10,000 to the person willing to do a "mysterious job."

     When people responded to the posting, Schmidt told them she wanted her father killed. One of these people reported her to the police. Shortly thereafter, she was on video soliciting an undercover cop to carry out the murder. A year later, a judge sentenced her to seven years in prison.

     Unfortunately for Schmidt, stupidity is not a recognized legal defense.

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