Boyfriend, 23, & # 39; tried twice to hire a assassin through Snapchat and Facebook to get the ex of his girlfriend & # 39; disappear forever & # 39; amid their bitter custody battle & # 39;
- Suspect in murder for rent is a trans man legally known as Anna Esperanza Plank, but also bearing the name AJ Hernandez
- Plank was arrested Wednesday in Iowa on charges of murder
- He is accused of contacting two different people in February and May to hire them to kill the father of his girlfriend's child
- The motive was disputes between parents with regard to guardianship and visiting rights
- Plank & # 39; s future hit killers went to the police instead of performing a conspiracy
Anna Plank, 23, a trans man also known as AJ Hernandez, has been charged with committing murder for allegedly attempting to kill his ex ex twice
A 23-year-old trans-man from Illinois has been accused of hiring a hit man at two different times through Snapchat and Facebook Messenger to kill his girlfriend's ex-boyfriend in Iowa.
The suspect, legally known as Anna Esperanza Plank, but also known as AJ Hernandez, was booked in prison in Polk County in Iowa on Wednesday for committing a murder request.
The case began to unfold on May 7, when the police in Johnson, Iowa, received a report that the 23-year-old had approached a woman with the request to murder someone.
According to legal documents cited by WHO TV, Plank wanted to lose the father of his girlfriend's child because of disputes regarding guardianship and visiting rights.
In the course of the subsequent three-week investigation, police discovered that Plank had reportedly made two separate attempts to hire a contract killer.
The first attempt was made on February 18, when Plank approached someone on Snapchat and said he was the victim & # 39; forever & # 39; wanted to disappear.
The alleged assassin thought that according to the complaint Plank wanted to kill his girlfriend's partner.
The second attempt was made earlier this month on Facebook Messenger, when Plank reportedly approached a common friend of the person he had previously contacted on Snapchat and made the same proposition.
During the exchange, Plank and the future assassin even discussed how much the murder would cost, according to the documents.
Instead of going along with the murderous plot, the mutual enemy transmitted the messages to the police.
When interrogated by detectives, Plank reportedly admitted that he had asked the two people to commit a murder.
Plank was released on Thursday morning after placing a $ 10,000 bond.
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