Deputies: Florida teen tried to hire someone to murder her parents

Cheryl Sanders
September 11, 2019

Financial records showed that Hatcher, an Umatilla High School student, recently used her parents' stolen debit card to withdraw $500 from an ATM and send $926.40 to someone on PayPal. Hatcher was arrested Tuesday on two counts of solicitation of murder, according to the Tampa Bay Times.

While being interviewed by police, Hatcher admitted to stealing the card and making the transactions. The first transaction, according to the affidavit, was split into two parts: $100 was for cocaine while the remaining $400 was given to a friend to find someone willing to kill her parents. Hatcher's boyfriend also told police that he saw her on Monday when she revealed her plan to him.

Since the act wasn't carried out by the first person, Hatcher reportedly gave $900 to a "black male" to kill her parents.


Sheriff's Sgt. Fred Jones tells the newspaper he doesn't know the motive for the plot. "I couldn't even imagine something like that".

The parents of 17-year-old Alyssa Hatcher called police Sunday night after discovering they were missing large chunks of money.

"There's nothing that your parents can do - being your grounded, your cars taken away, you can't go to the prom or wherever - for you to get to this point", Jones said. "When it comes to something like that I can not imagine the shock you would be in as a parent knowing that this is my daughter-what my daughter meant to do", he added.


Plotting to have your parents killed is just cold.

It's not clear why the girl, who posted a photo to her Instagram account Monday with a one-word caption - "Ruthless" - and a happy-face emoji, wanted her parents killed.

- A 17-year-old from Umatilla has been arrested for allegedly trying to pay two people to kill her parents.


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