Woman ‘Catfishes’ niece on Facebook, uncovers terrifying murder plot
An Alabama teenager was jailed after her aunt, using a fake name on Facebook, discovered the teen requested to have her shot and killed.
According to The Huntsville Times, the woman had allowed her niece to live with her and felt the teen’s social media habits where dangerous.
Court documents reveal the 19-year-old would allegedly invite strangers she met online to her home.
“When her aunt asked her to stop inviting men she met online to her home and did not allow her to go to parties with strangers, the 19-year-old blocked her aunt on Facebook, prohibiting the woman from seeing what her niece was doing there,” the Times reports.
Her aunt then created a fake Facebook account and began chatting with her niece using the false identity of a man. Court documents say the woman’s intent was to teach the teen “about the dangers of interacting with strangers online.”
The teen offered the fictional man her number, address and invited him to drink at the home.
“She then offered to have sex with him if he’d pay her $50 cell phone bill,” the Times reports.
As days went on, she asked the fictional man to kidnap her and told him to shoot and kill her aunt if she got in the way.
According to the Times, “Her plans reportedly got increasingly intricate and sinister as time passed. According to the court files, she told the fictional man how to get into her aunt’s bedroom so he could kill her and the woman’s fiancé first, then she asked him to shoot her cousin and the family dog on the way out. Williams allegedly planned to pack her things in his car while ‘Tre’ murdered her family.”
The aunt contacted Alabama authorities to ask for help. Police interviewed the teen and she admitted to the plot and apologized.
She was arrested and is currently held on bond.