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Florida teenager arrested after using her parents’ debit card to try to have them killed

2019-09-11

A 17-year-old Florida girl is behind bars after she twice tried to hire someone to kill her parents, despite failing both times.

Alyssa Hatcher, an Umatilla high school student, withdrew two separate transactions with her parents’ debit card, the first for about $500 and the second for about $925, and tried to pay two different people to kill her parents, according to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office.

Hatcher told officials that she spent $100 of the withdrawn money to buy cocaine, then gave the other $400 to a friend to hire a hitman. When that failed, she gave the other $900 to a black man, who also did not follow through, according to the arrest affidavit.

The teen’s parents pressed charges and Hatcher was arrested on two counts of criminal solicitation of murder.

It’s unclear why Hatcher wanted her parents dead.