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Woman accused of hiring hitman to kill wife of man she met on dating site

By John Patrick Magno Ranara Published Jun 16, 2023 5:19 pm

It's always disappointing whenever you find out that the person you fancy is already committed to someone else, but instead of moving on, a woman in Tennesse allegedly attempted to hire a hitman to kill the wife of a man she met on a dating site.

According to a news release from the US Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Tennessee, 47-year-old Melody Sasser has been indicted on "murder-for-hire" charges and has been put into custody after she tried to set up an assassination through a hitman.

The target is none other than the new wife of an Alabama-based man she met on dating website

Documents obtained by various news sites state that Sasser was filled with rage when she found out that the man was already engaged, to the point that she allegedly told the victim: "I hope you both fall off a cliff and die."

Things took a turn for the worst when she later tried to hire a hitman to kill the wife through a dark web-hosted site known as the Online Killers Market, wherein she provided photographs and location information of the victim. Authorities believed she used a hiking app to spy on the husband and wife's movements.

The deal was finalized when she paid nearly $10,000 (P557,920) in Bitcoin to the site administrators to enlist the services of the hitman. As per the complaint, Sasser instructed that the deed "needs to seem random or accident[al]."

The plot was foiled when investigators in Alabama received information about the attempted murder from a foreign law enforcement agency and informed the victim that someone was trying to have her killed.

After asking for any possible suspects, she pointed her finger at Sasser as the orchestrator of the act. Should she be convicted, she will be punished with 10 years of imprisonment, a $250,000 (P13.9 million) fine, restitution, and a maximum three-year term of supervised release.