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  1. #1
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    Jan 2004

    OH - Feds: Ohioan against fur planned murder-for-hire


    COLUMBUS, Ohio — An Ohio woman who compared animal-welfare work to the liberation of World War II concentration camps has been charged with soliciting a hit man to fatally shoot or slit the throat of a random fur-wearer, federal authorities said.

    Meredith Lowell, 27, of Cleveland Heights, appeared Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Cleveland, where a magistrate judge ordered her held by the U.S. Marshals Service pending a hearing next week, court records show. One of her defense attorneys, Walter Lucas, declined comment when reached by phone after the court appearance.

    Investigators say the FBI was notified in November of a Facebook page Lowell created under the alias Anne Lowery offering $830 to $850 for the hit and saying the ideal candidate would live in northeast Ohio, according to an FBI affidavit filed with the court on Friday.

    The affidavit says an FBI employee posing as a possible hit man later began email correspondence with Lowell, and she offered him $730 in jewelry or cash for the killing of a victim of at least 12 years but "preferably 14 years old or older" outside a library near a playground in her hometown.

    "You need to bring a gun that has a silencer on it and that can be easily concealed in your pants pocket or coat. ... If you do not want to risk the possibility of getting caught with a gun before the job, bring a sharp knife that is (at least) 4 inches long, .........

    More at link....

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2007
    At the beach
    Extremists are always dangerous. They concentrate all their morals on one issue and everything else is judged by how it serves that issue. So scary.

  3. #3
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    Jun 2010
    It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. ~ Aristotle

    The difference between fiction and reality? Fiction has to make sense.

  4. #4
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    Jun 2010
    The thing is - how would she even know if the person was wearing real fur?! Fake fur is ubiquitous. You can get a real looking jacket at the mall for $20. Chances are, the target wouldn't even be wearing real fur.

    “Justice cannot be for one side alone, but must be for both.” - Eleanor Roosevelt

    In no way should any of my statements be construed as legal opinion or advice. While I am a lawyer, I am not a verified poster here at WS. The above statement(s) are an expression of my personal opinion, for entertainment purposes only, and copyright.

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