Danielle Dana Layman, 37, allegedly tried to hire an actress on Craigslist to kill her Israeli ex-husband. According to People, Danielle Dana Layman was willing to pay a measly $4,000 to off her ex. The details of the murder-for-hire plot were made inside an Oklahoma cafe. Police say they were contacted by a woman who stated she was hired to kill a member of ISIS by a woman who claimed to be an Israeli intelligence agent.
The actress, Tinsley Keefe, was shocked when she arrived at the cafe to meet Danielle Layman and was immediately told they would both end up dead if she told anyone about their meeting, according to Fox 8 Live.
Tinsley Keefe knew that answering want ads on Craigslist could be risky. However, she never anticipated that she would be asked to kill someone. After learning more details about how the killing would be carried out, she reported it to the police.
Investigators believe Danielle Dana Layman, of Ponca City, wanted to kill her ex-husband because they were involved in a bitter child custody dispute. The plan was to send Tinsley Keefe to Israel, where she would poison her ex-husband with ricin, according to the Department of Justice.
“On May 9, 2017, she met in Ponca City with a person who responded to the Craigslist post. According to the affidavit, Layman gave that person written instructions on traveling to Tel Aviv, Israel, and using ricin to poison a specific taxi driver in exchange for $4,000 plus expenses. The affidavit states that Layman also gave the person a baggie that she claimed contained the ricin to be used in the murder. Ricin is an extremely hazardous substance derived from castor beans. According to the complaint, the taxi driver in Tel Aviv appears to be Layman’s former husband.”
Police say the original Craigslist ad was seeking a positive, bold, and outgoing person. The individual did not have to be a professional actress, and the overseas job offered competitive pay.
— KTRE News (@KTREnews) July 5, 2017
Ricin is a toxic protein found in castor beans from the castor bean plant called Ricinus communis. Depending on the amount used, it can be deadly. Castor beans are used to make castor oil.
- In 1995, two anti-government men tried to kill a U.S. marshal and a deputy sheriff with the poison by mail.
- In 2014, an Oklahoma man tried to kill his pregnant girlfriend and their unborn baby with the toxin.
- Craigslist, a popular classified advertisement site, has been connected with several murders over the years.
Danielle Dana Layman’s Background
Danielle Layman’s native language is Hebrew, but she speaks English fluently. In the past, she has worked as a translator of biblical texts. She also taught the Bible to delinquent children, according to her LinkedIn account. In college, she claims to have majored in political science and international studies. The exotic beauty is well-versed in the teachings of Judaism, Islam, Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism, Daoism, Zoroastrianism, and Atheism.
— Belén López Vargas (@belenmusica) July 5, 2017
Danielle Layman used several aliases to post the Craigslist ads. FBI officials confiscated documents on how to make poison and castor beans, among other incriminating items. Danielle Layman was arrested on Saturday, July 1 and is currently in federal custody.
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