Woman Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison for Hiring Hitman Online with Bitcoin
Kristy Lynn Felkins, 38, pleads guilty to murder-for-hire and gets 5 years in prison for the dark web plot involving her ex-husband's murder.
A Nevada woman, Kristy Lynn Felkins, 38, from Fallon, pleads guilty to hiring a hitman on the dark web for $5,000 in bitcoin to kill her ex-husband. The plea deal helped her avoid trial and she faces a 5-year prison sentence, followed by 3 years of supervised release, according to court records.
Felkins got involved with the dark web hitman website back in 2016, seeking to have her ex-husband murdered while he was in Chico, California. However, the website turned out to be a scam, taking money from unsuspecting customers instead.
During her court statement, Felkins confessed to offering an additional $4,000 to expedite the murder plot in March 2016. Shockingly, she showed no concern for her ex-husband's new girlfriend, saying she "did not care" if harm befell her during the murder.
The motive behind the dark plan was Felkins' anticipation of a substantial life insurance payment after her ex-husband's death. Her request to the hitman was to stage the murder to look like an accident, even inquiring if it could appear as a mugging gone wrong.
Despite being out of custody until now, Felkins is ordered to surrender in September to begin serving her prison sentence.
Nevada woman, Kristy Lynn Felkins, pleads guilty to hiring a hitman on the dark web for $5,000 in bitcoin to kill her ex-husband.
Felkins gets a 5-year prison sentence and 3 years of supervised release as part of a plea deal.
The dark web hitman website was a scam, taking money from unsuspecting customers.