A woman has appeared in court after trying to pay a darknet assassin in bitcoin to kill her partner. Her attempt failed, not due to high transaction fees or a mempool backlog, but because the hitman was fake. Now, the 58-year-old is facing a possible life sentence for attempted murder.
For an aspiring murderer seeking to put off their spouse without getting their hands dirty, it all sounds so clean and simple. The reality is anything but true. Denmark’s DR.dk reports how the woman submitted her address and a photograph of the victim to the site. She also requested that a silencer be used and the job be completed on the first attempt.