Craigslist has gained some level of notoriety for posted by prostitutes and the killing of a Minnesota woman last year who responded to an ad for a baby sitter. However, authorities and company officials say the murder-for-hire scheme appears to be the first of its kind. Federal prosecutors will ask a judge on Tuesday to make her stand trial in California.
Craigslist CEO Jim Buckmaster said he understood her intention was only communicated to those who e-mailed her seeking additional information about the job. The husband and the intended victim have not been identified, but Parenti said the man acknowledged meeting Linscott through an online college course over two years ago, forging an intimate relationship with her online and rendezvousing at a hotel room for two days in Reno, Nev. And now, apparently, you can advertise for a hit man on Craigslist.
Buckmaster saw it differently, saying the arrest demonstrated the vigilance of Craigslist users, who are repeatedly urged to report fraud and scams on the site to keep it clean. By Associated Press.
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