Jazmin Paez, A woman accused of trying to hire a hit man this week to kill her 3-year-old son has been bonded out of jail.
Jazmin Paez, 18, of Miami, is charged with first-degree solicitation of murder and third-degree using a communications device for an unlawful use, according to court documents.
Investigators said they were contacted on Tuesday by a man who operates a fake hire-an-assassin website to report that the woman had contacted the operator to arrange a murder-for-hire for the young child. According to police, the website founder created the online site to catch and curb those looking to hire a killer.
Police said the suspect provided the address for the child and his picture of her to help facilitate the request.
According to investigators, the woman asked that the job be completed by Thursday.
Jazmin Paez is 18 years old.
Arrested After Trying to Hire Hitman to Kill Her 3-Year-Old Son
Police traced the IP of the computer that was used to make the request with the website and it was the same one listed by the woman who made the request, the police report says.
Police went to the address and spoke to the child’s grandmother, who identified the child as the intended victim based on the murder request submitted online. The boy was found safe and sound at the residence by police.
Investigators then posed as the hired hitman and conducted a conversation with the woman, who confirmed the request and agreed to pay $3,000 for the murder assignment.
Police then went to the woman’s home and arrested her.
Investigators did not speculate on a motive for her request but said her computer browser still had the murder-for-hire website on it.
The 18-year-old has been charged with first-degree solicitation of murder and third-degree using a communications device for unlawful use, according to court documents.
Court documents show Paez appeared in court Wednesday and has obtained legal representation through the Miami-Dade Public Defender’s Office. CNN has reached out to Paez’s attorney.
Paez used a fake name to file the request on the phoney website and asked for her child to be taken far away and “possibly be killed” as soon as possible, according to the affidavit. Paez included Thursday as the deadline for the job’s completion, police said.
Authorities tracked down Paez using an IP address and phone number obtained through the fake website, which led them to the residence of the grandmother of the 3-year-old. The child was living with his grandmother at the time, according to police.
The grandmother confirmed the identity of the intended victim using a picture posted on the website and told authorities the phone number belonged to her daughter, police said.
Paez allegedly moved out in May but spoke to her son de ella daily over the phone.
Before Paez’s arrest, a detective established contact with the number provided on the website and exchanged a series of text messages, acting as the hired hitman. The phone number confirmed the original request and agreed to pay $3,000 for the job, police said.
Paez was placed into custody and brought in for questioning at the Miami-Dade Police Department, when she confessed to putting out the hit, according to police.
The mother allegedly told police she was in a romantic relationship with an individual who did not like that she had a son and she had broken up with Paez for this reason.
Paez thought by hiring a hitman to kill her son, she would be able to rekindle their relationship, the affidavit says she told police.