A young Florida mother was arrested Tuesday after she tried to use a parody service to hire a hitman to kill her young son.
Jazmin Paez, 18, allegedly solicited a hitman through the fake website RentAHitman.com to take out her 3-year-old son earlier Thursday.
The Miami-Dade mother is accused of sending photos of her young son and the exact location he was going to be. court documents obtained by NBC Miami.
Investigators posing as the hitman spoke with Páez to flesh out the demented plan, during which the bloodthirsty mother agreed to pay $3,000 for her son’s murder.
After matching her IP address to Páez’s home and speaking with the boy’s grandmother, who verified that the intended target was Páez’s son, authorities moved in to arrest her.
She was charged with solicitation to murder in the first degree and using a communications device for unlawful use in the third degree. court records show.
Páez is being held at the Miami-Dade Jail.
Her son is in the custody of the family, according to investigators.
According to investigators, the man who runs the bogus murder-for-hire site was the one who tipped them off about Paez’s sick plan.
Robert Innes, who receives hundreds of hitman requests a day, said Paez’s request was too specific and urgent.
“The ability to research names and addresses and verify the intended target lived at a specific address. That to me is a red flag. If that information is corroborated, to me that’s something that needs to be looked at and that’s why I referred her,” he told NBC Miami.
Innes alleges that Miami-Dade police initially did not take her flag seriously, and even threatened to send her a cease and desist letter if she continued to contact them.
The site RentAHitman has led to the arrest of dozens of people who want to outsource the messy work to someone else.
Both the “Service Request Form” and the “Race Form” have been used many times to arrest people interested in using the services of a hitman for someone they know, including earlier this year when a Tennessee Air National Guard was arrested after applying to be a hitman on the parody website.
In 2021, a Michigan woman admitted to using the site to hire a hitman kill her ex-husband for $5,000.
Since 2018, at least 120 people from all over New York they’ve only turned to RentAHitman to cut others out of their lives.
Innes told The Post last month that the site is full of numerous Easter eggs, such as fake testimonials and funny ads, that should be a dead giveaway to viewers that it’s not a serious service.
Desperate people, however, continue to flood his inbox with requests even as he delivers high-profile arrests to the police.