Fla. teen charged with plotting to have family murdered
(WPBF.COM) PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. – Port St. Lucie police have arrested a 14-year-old boy for allegedly plotting to hire someone to murder his family.
The teen is facing charges for solicitation to commit first-degree murder.
According to the report, police were notified after the boy’s father found a murder-for-hire contract in his bedroom, signed by his son and a friend.
The note said that the friend would kill his father, stepmother, and stepbrother for $1,200.
The teen told detectives that the plan was for his friend to come over and shoot his family in a burglary gone bad scenario.
He said that he would be in his room during the crime and after the shooting he would run over to a neighbor’s house and have them call 911, the report said.
Detectives then met with the friend who confirmed that he did sign the contract, but thought that it was all a joke.
The friend said that after signing the contract about two weeks ago, he forgot about it and never had any intent to carry out a plan to kill the teen’s family.
The teen was arrested and taken to the juvenile detention facility for booking.