An Idaho woman has admitted in federal court to paying $5,000 to who she thought was a hitman to kill the father of one of her children.
Katrina L. Danforth, 32, an adult film star who uses the alias Lynn Pleasant, pleaded guilty Monday to conspiracy to commit murder-for-hire. According to The Spokesman-Review, Danforth told a friend that she wanted to have one of her children’s fathers killed, leading the friend to give her the number of a hitman—who actually was an undercover police officer.
KXLY reported that evidence suggests the child’s father, who was the target of the intended hit shared custody with Danforth after she divorced him in 2015. Danford scheduled to meet with the hitman in October and agreed to pay $5,000. She reportedly told him where she wanted him to leave the body and that she didn’t care if anyone else was harmed other than her children.
Court documents obtained by KXLY stated that Danforth continued to orchestrate the murder plot through late November. She spoke with the hitman over the phone and through texts in addition to sending a “Thank You” card containing half of the money to his residence in Montana. Investigators said she planned to pay the other half after the murder was completed, according to the news station.
The Spokesman-Review reported that Danforth told the hitman where her child’s father worked and furnished him with photos and documents to help him plan the murder.
Federal authorities arrested Danforth at Spokane International Airport in December. Though she faces up to 10 years in prison, the news outlet reported that she’ll probably get a lighter sentence as she has no prior felony convictions.
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[Featured image: Katrina Danforth/Police handout, Instagram (xLynnPleasantx)]