Alyssa Hatcher Umatilla, Florida teen arrested after stealing parents’ debit card and using it to pay two individuals in murder to hire plot to kill mother and father.
A Florida teen has been accused of stealing her parents’ debit card and using it to help fund paying two people to kill them, authorities announced on Tuesday.
Alyssa Michelle Hatcher, 17, of Umatilla, Lake County, was arrested Monday and charged with two counts of criminal solicitation for murder, according to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office.
In an arrest affidavit, a sheriff’s detective stated that the teen’s friend told a school resource officer that Hatcher had given a mutual acquaintance ‘a lot of money’ to find someone to kill her parents. Financial records indicated Hatcher using the stolen debit card in two separate transactions, one for $503 and the other for $926.40.
The affidavit added that Hatcher’s boyfriend told investigators that he’d seen her ‘at a known drug house’ Monday morning, where she told him that she wanted to kill her parents.
When investigators tracked down Hatcher, the teen allegedly admitted having paid one person $400 to kill her parents along with having given another person $900 when the first person she paid did not carry the murder for hire plot out.
Investigators said Hatcher also used $100 to buy cocaine before spending the rest on the murder-for-hire plot, which ultimately failed.
Of note, Hatcher’s parents, a nurse & police lieutenant, asked the Sheriff’s Office to prosecute their daughter, according to court documents.
‘The parents are good people, outstanding citizens. This was just somebody, who for whatever reason, just didn’t want her parents around,’ Lake County Sheriff’s Sergeant Fred Jones told WFTV.
A regard of Hatcher’s Instagram profile shows the teen having been on the cheerleading team at Umatilla High.
She could face 30 years to life in prison on each of the solicitation of murder charges if found guilty.
Not immediately understood is the degree of the youth’s drug addiction and how that may have influenced her choice of actions and behavior.
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