MAN BLOWS ‘BITCOIN WORTH $13,000 TO HIRE HITMAN ON DARK WEB IN PLOT TO MURDER EX-GIRLFRIEND
A CALIFORNIA man allegedly blew $13,000 in cryptocurrency to hire a hitman to kill his ex-girlfriend after she dumped him.
Scott Quinn Berkett, 24, of Beverley Hills was arrested on May 21 and is facing a murder-for-hire charge, after wiring bitcoin to the ‘contract killer’ – who turned out to be an undercover FBI agent.
Berkett had struck up a relationship with the woman online late last year before they met up in October in Los Angeles, according to police, but it quickly ended after he became “sexually aggressive”.
She tried to end their short romance after the trip, but Berkett continued to contact the young woman.
In April, one of her relatives who was concerned about the 24-year-old’s persistence contacted his father to ask him to intervene, prosecutors said.
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