Tina Jones, 32, is said to have left instructions on a murder-for-hire site giving specific details about the fictitious affair involving the victim, Woodridge Detective Daniel Murray said in DuPage County court
An Illinois nurse is behind bars after she allegedly tried to hire a hitman off the dark web to kill her lover’s wife, wanted the killer to make it look like the victim was having an affair, a cop testified Thursday.
Tina Jones, 32, is said to have left specific instructions on a murder-for-hire site giving specific details about how to make it look like the wife was having an affair, Woodridge Detective Daniel Murray said in DuPage County court.
The instructions also stated ‘not to hurt the husband and also to make it look like it was an accident.’
‘She left specific instructions on the website as to when the woman’s husband would be at work, so they would know when this woman would be alone,’ DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin told ABC.
‘She left instructions not to hurt the husband and also to make it look like it was an
The nurse paid $11,000 to the dark web site, Cosa Nostra International, that was later revealed to be a scam, the Chicago Tribune reported.
Murray added that the Des Plaines resident had never met the intended victim, who was married to a co-worker of Jones. Jones – who worked at the Loyola University Medical Center – was in a relationship with the co-worker until he called it off in 2017.
Murray added that the Des Plaines resident had never met the intended victim, who was married to a co-worker of Jones. Jones – who worked at the Loyola University Medical Center – was in a relationship with the co-worker until he called it off in 2017
Jones was charged with solicitation of murder for hire and attempted murder.
At the hearing, lawyer Stephen Hall argued that Jones invoked her right to counsel while she was being interviewed at the Woodridge police station. Because of that, he said that the statements she made could not be used in the trial.
The taped interview was shared during the hearing and 10 minutes into the talk, Jones confesses to her plan. She then asked if she needed a lawyer.
While Jones was being read her Miranda warning, she asserted that she felt that she needed a lawyer. Instead, she signed a waiver and continued talking to police, also providing a written statement.
Hall argued that his client’s rights against self-incrimination were violated because she was unable to receive aid of counsel.
DuPage prosecutors claim that Jones’ was vague in her request for a lawyer. They argued that that didn’t disqualify the severity of the incriminating statements that she made.
It has been a far fall for Jones, who was captured on video accepting a marriage proposal in November 2015
Assistant State’s Attorney Demetri Demopoulos claimed that Jones was told that she wasn’t being held in custody at the outset of her interview. They later told her that she could call family to arrange for a lawyer.
‘At any time, she could have terminated the interview, walked out the door and been in her car in 30 seconds. She chose not to,’ Demopoulos said.
The judge on the case said he would review case law and issue a ruling on the motion to suppress at a November 15 hearing.
Jones is currently free on bond and is living with her family in Georgia.