CRIME

Woman Hires Hitman Because Her Grandkids Got Lice, Police Say

Police said the suspect admitted saying she wanted someone killed, but said it was just a joke.

A Florida woman is accused of trying to hire a hitman to kill a man she claims gave her grandchildren lice.

Police in New Smyrna said Pamela Vanorsdale, 50, tried to hire her former son-in-law to “pop” the proposed victim, 22-year-old Dylan Loveless, “in the head and chest,” the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

Vanorsdale's daughter was dating Loveless, who is homeless, and she believed her grandkids caught lice from him.

Investigators learned about the plot from the would-be shooter, Daniel Dionne. He said Vanorsdale asked him to kill Loveless, and said she would provide a .25-caliber handgun with two bullets.

Vanorsdale also suggested Dionne dump the victim's body in South Carolina afterwards, according to Associated Press. 

Police got a search warrant for Vanorsdale's home and found a weapon matching the description given by Dionne on Saturday.

Vanorsdale admitted asking Dionne to kill Loveless but said she was only joking, the Daytona Beach News-Journal.

Vanorsdale was charged with conspiracy to commit murder and taken to the Volusia County Jail. She was later released on $25,000 bail.

 

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