Danielle Layman

Police: Woman hires Craigslist hitman to kill ex-husband, details murder plot in a PowerPoint presentation

An Oklahoma woman was arrested last week after she allegedly used Craigslist to find a hitman to murder her ex-husband, People reports.

Danielle Dana Layman, 37, reportedly posted an ad on the site for a “10 day gig overseas.” She asked for someone who was outgoing and bold, and assured her potential hitman that the job was “completely safe.”

“For production overseas, looking for talent, 30-45 years old. Doesn’t have to be a professional actor. Required: Creative, outgoing and friendly, positive personality, boldness and bravery (some stunts may seem risky, although they are completely safe).”

The “gig” would pay $4,000, plus expenses.

Layman was very organized and knew exactly how she wanted the hitman to carry out the murder, giving a PowerPoint presentation which she dubbed “Project Insecticide.” She gave explicit instructions on poisoning her ex-husband, who works as a taxi driver in Tel Aviv, by putting ricin in his coffee.

The plan had the hitman requesting rides every day for a week and offering him laced coffee each time. He was to monitor her ex and report back to her.

“Prepare 2 cups of coffee. Add powder to one of them. As your mark arrives at your hostel to pick you up in the morning, offer him a cup of coffee. Repeat every morning and monitor the driver’s health. Report if he starts showing signs of illness, if he is vomiting, and if he fails to come pick you up at the hostel.”

If questioned at the airport, he would claim the powder was “a religious relic that is supposed to ward off evil spirits.” She stressed the fact that it was not a drug.

The would-be hitman went straight to the FBI. Layman was arrested soon after when officers found the ingredients and instructions for making ricin in her kitchen.

She is charged with using interstate commerce facilities in the commission of a murder-for-hire. She remains in custody.

If convicted, Layman could face 10 years in prison, three years of supervised release, and a $250,000 fine.

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