A 14-year-old boy has been arrested by the Port St. Lucie Police Department in Florida after he allegedly plotted to kill his family.
According to CBS News, the boy allegedly penned a murder-for-hire contract, offering a friend $1,200.00 to kill his father, stepmother, and stepbrother. The chilling note, found by the boy’s father on Saturday, March 7, reportedly outlined a plan for a “burglary gone wrong” where everyone in the family would be killed.
Investigators stated that based on the hand-written murder contract, the boy would stay in his room until the planned home invasion was over. After the job was complete, he’d flee the home and run to a neighbor’s house to call the police. Then, to make matters worse, his friend is reportedly in hot water because he actually signed and dated the contract two weeks ago.
Here’s the text from the disturbing murder-for-hire contract via Mirror Online.
“I (name redacted) will be hit-man for hire for (defendant’s name redacted) to murder (names redacted). I am aware that if I do not go through with it I will not get paid. Money in question we agreed upon was 1200 dollars. I will leave in an hour or two within the murder.”
Of course, his friend insists he thought it was only a joke. However, the troubled boy admitted that he does hate his family and he did intend to kill them. Detective Paul Griffith released a brief statement about the boy’s disapproval of his family. The detective stated that it is “rare to see this kind of hatred from a young boy.”
“He’s hated his family. He hates his father and has learnt to hate his step brother and step mother.”
According to police documentation, the boy has been disturbed for quite some time. Back in 2014, a school threat was reported. New York Daily News reports the boy took a knife to school and threatened to kill students and staff. The boy’s father also revealed he and the rest of the family feared the boy would try to harm them. They all have locks on their bedroom doors and have lived in fear for quite some time.
“The defendant stated that he has had a ‘built up anger’ towards them (his family) and he wanted his family killed,” the document reads. “He did tell me that he has thought about killing his family in the past, but was unsure how he would carry it out.”
The boy could face three counts of solicitation to commit first-degree murder. However, it is unclear if he’ll be tried as an adult. His friend will not face charges.
[Image via Port St. Lucie Police Department]