Woman Sentenced to 9 Years in Prison for Crypto-Funded Murder-for-Hire Scheme – News Bytes

Michelle Murphy, 58, from Bedford, Texas, has been sentenced to nine years in federal prison for attempting to hire a hitman using bitcoin to kill her boyfriend’s lover. Charged in September 2023 and pleading guilty in December, Murphy used the dark web to orchestrate the crime, paying $10,510 in bitcoin. The transaction was traced through blockchain analysis after Murphy converted cash to BTC via an ATM. Although she admitted her actions post-arrest, it was revealed that the intended hitman might not have planned to execute the murder.

Source: Bitcoin

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