A Michigan woman is behind bars after using a fake website to try to hire an assassin to off her ex-husband.
Wendy Wein, 52, of South Rockwood, Mich., clicked on rentahitman.com to try to find an assassin. It turns out the website serves as a trap for people intent on finding a killer.
And that’s exactly what Wein did.
In July 2020, she filled out a “service request form” to get a consultation, according to police reports.
The website’s owner, Bob Innes, reported the woman’s request to the authorities.
An undercover officer posing as an assassin arranged a meeting with Wein, who offered the cop $5,000 to murder her ex-husband, reported WJBK.
“I can’t believe someone would think that a website like this exists,” said a Michigan State Police spokesperson.
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Wein pleaded guilty to charges of solicitation of murder and using a computer to commit a crime on Nov. 12. Currently, being held on a $500,000 bond, she faces a possible life sentence.
Innes’ website has prevented more than 140 murders, according to WJBK, and he continues to receive inquiries.