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Pennsylvania Teens Charged For Trying To Hire Hitman To Off Girl's Stepdad After He Caught Them In Bed

Pennsylvania Teens Charged For Trying To Hire Hitman To Off Girl's Stepdad After He Caught Them In Bed
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Two Pennsylvania teens have been arrested after attempting to hire someone to murder a man.

19-year-old Dillian Mikel Weaver and 16-year-old Angelina Grace Peluso attempted to hire someone to kill Howard Blackburn, Peluso's stepfather.

After Blackburn caught the pair in bed together, Peluso allegedly lied and told Weaver that Blackburn had sexually assaulted her, according to arrest affidavits obtained by Penn Live.

Weaver was enraged by the allegations and reached out to an unnamed woman in Snapchat and told her that he wanted to have Blackburn killed. He wrote:

"He gets off work at 5:30 so we'd have to be there before him and get him as soon as he gets out of his truck before he goes inside. We need to cover our faces … they have cameras there."
"Just gotta take his body and dispose of him somewhere. So he's never heard from..or found."

The unnamed woman then directed Weaver to an unnamed man whom she said could take care of the problem.

Weaver then reportedly told the man his plan, and told him:

"I just need him gone and no questions asked yk?"

Weaver asked Peluso if she really wanted her stepfather gone, according to the arrest report.

"Baby I need you to tell me that it's OK if this happens to him. Like you're OK with him dying. I need confirmation msg as soon as you can about this."

She responded:

"Yes baby. I have zero affection for him. We've talked about it. I just don't want to lose you is my concern that's all."

Rather than taking on Weaver's request, the man reported it to the police, saying he thought it was a joke.

He then contacted Weaver and told him that could provide him with a weapon, but they had to meet in person.

The man went with an undercover police officer to meet Weaver, and recorded him saying that he wanted Blackburn dead. Weaver was arrested at that time.

Weaver and Peluso were charged with criminal use of a communication device, criminal solicitation to commit first-degree murder, and conspiracy to commit first-degree murder.

Arrest affidavits indicate that both Weaver and Peluso have confessed.

Both were remanded in custody in lieu of $1 million bail and will remain at Lycoming County Prison until trial.

The book Inside the Mind of a Teen Killer is available here.