On the website, more than 130 people were sent to jail for suddenly hiring a hit man to commit murders after a school project was set up in 2005
A woman was found guilty of hiring an assassin to kill her husband.
Wendy Wein, 52, used the Rent-A-Hitman Service Request Form from the joke website rentahitman.com to search for someone who murdered her husband – who was not named.
The website owner, Bob Innes, forwarded her request directly to police, according to local news reports.
After agreeing to pay a fictitious fee of £ 3,500 and a bail of £ 100, an undercover police officer posed as an assassin and met the woman to discuss the murder, Monroe News reports.
She was then charged with soliciting murder and illegally using a computer to facilitate a crime.
She pleaded guilty to both crimes, the first of which has a maximum life sentence – she is currently being held on bail of £ 350,000.
The incident occurred on July 17, 2020.
Michigan State Police Lieutenant Brian Oleksyk saw the funny side, however.
He said, “I can’t believe anyone would believe a website like this existed.”
The site was set up as a trap for those who seek to commit such crimes, claiming that it “can make any difficult relationship go away.
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A fake review on the fake website – which is now known worldwide thanks to Ms. Wein’s act – said: “I caught my husband cheating with the babysitter and solved it after a free PR consultation.
“I’m single again and I want to mingle with people.”
More than 130 potential murders have been stopped by the site owner since starting it as a school project in 2005, he told local news channel WJBK News.
After ignoring it for three years, he went back in 2008 and found a “shocking” number of inquiries.
He said, “There are 250-300 emails from people around the world asking for asset extraction.”
Wein will be imprisoned for at least nine years.
She will appear again for trial on January 13, 2022.