Murder, plotted via text messages. Kevin Poulsen quotes Oklahoman Tonia Mullins:
"Don't care who as long as they can in no way be traced 2 me or u guys through someone else," the 32-year-old Oklahoma woman texted a would-be intermediary. "Price is going 2 be the big factor here. What r we lookin at?"
Seven to nine years, it turns out. But I'm getting ahead of myself.
The sharp edge of the case is that Mullins' activities inherently created a record of evidence. Voice recordings are also now a text, but this doofus made it easy.
Fed Blotter: Murder-For-Hire Plot Unfolds In Text Messages [Wired: Threat Level]