紐波特-帕格內爾女子因暗網殺手的謀殺請求而入獄

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紐波特-帕格內爾女子因暗網殺手的謀殺請求而入獄

一名試圖在暗網上僱傭殺手謀殺情敵的婦女被判處12年監禁。

27歲的惠特尼-弗蘭克斯(Whitney Franks)在2020年8月和9月設立了比特幣賬戶並進入暗網,要求殺害一名女性受害者。

警方說,該請求被一名調查暗網的BBC記者發現,並補充說沒有人受到傷害。

泰晤士河谷警方說,證據顯示弗蘭克斯已經開始威脅要殺死受害者,一個20多歲的女人,她是她的愛情對手。

案件調查員Lindsey Devoy說。"[弗蘭克斯]的手機和iPad被查獲,並找到證據證明她下載了瀏覽器來訪問暗網。

"她打算讓受害者被殺,並採取了重要措施來確保這一點發生。

"這是一種出於嫉妒和欺騙的犯罪行為"。

她說,"一旦我們意識到她的生命可能受到威脅",受害者就得到了保護。

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A woman who tried to hire a hitman on the dark web to murder a love rival has been jailed for 12 years.

Whitney Franks, 27, set up Bitcoin accounts and accessed the dark web in August and September 2020 to request the killing of a female victim.

The request was spotted by a BBC journalist investigating the dark web, police said, adding no-one was harmed.

Thames Valley Police said evidence showed Franks had embarked on a campaign of making threats to kill the victim, a woman in her 20s, who was her love rival.

Case investigator Lindsey Devoy, said: "[Franks'] mobile phone and iPad were seized and evidence was located that proved she had downloaded browsers to access the dark web.

"She intended to have the victim killed and took significant steps to ensure that this happened.

"This is an offence born out of jealousy and deceit."

She said the victim was safeguarded "as soon as we were made aware of the possible threat to her life".

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