Young teenage love, is there anything more classic? Romero and Juliet taught us that. Very romantic.
A 16-year-old girl and her 19-year-old boyfriend allegedly tried to hire a hitman to kill her stepfather after he caught them having sex.
Angelina Grace Peluso and Dillian Mikel Weaver were charged in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, on Friday in what state police described as a murder-for-hire plot to kill Peluso’s stepfather, Howard Blackburn.
The teens’ alleged scheme was foiled when the person they recruited to commit the murder contacted authorities, according to PennLive.
Ah, well that turned sour fast.
The outlet cited arrest affidavits indicating that both suspects confessed after they were apprehended.
According to the affidavits, Blackburn became furious after he found the teens in bed together at his home in Cascade Township on Thursday morning.
Peluso told police that Blackburn slapped and punched her after Weaver left the home.
She then tried to make Weaver angry at Blackburn by telling him via Snapchat that her stepfather had sexually assaulted her. She later admitted to police that that wasn’t true.
Weaver vented his anger over the Peluso’s allegation to a female via Snapchat, telling her he wanted Blackburn dead but wanted someone else to do the killing.
Angelina Grace Peluso, 16, and her boyfriend Dillian Mikel Weaver, 19, are being held at Lycoming County Prison (pictured) in Pennsylvania after police say they tried to hire a hitman to kill Peluso’s stepfather
The female friend, who has not been named or charged, told Weaver that she knew someone who could do the deed and provided him with their contact information.
Weaver reached out to that person and presented his plan to kill Blackburn when he arrived home from work.
The would-be hitman reported the plan to police on Thursday night, saying he initially thought it was a joke.
He provided investigators with a screenshot of a text conversation between Weaver and the woman, which read in part:
‘He gets off work at 5:30 so we’d have to be there before him and get him as soon as he gets out of his truck before he goes inside. We need to cover our faces … they have cameras there.’
The message also directs the shooter to park away from the house to avoid the cameras.
‘Just gotta take his body and dispose of him somewhere. So he’s never heard from..or found,’ the text concludes.
The only payment mentioned in the message was the woman saying that she could give the informant $30 for gas.