A 22-year-old man has been nabbed by police for hiring a hitman to ki his family so that he could inherit their wealth.
Investigators discovered the man’s plan to kill his father, mother and 10-year-old sister in Sochi, Russia.
He explained his plot in explicit detail to the ‘hitman’ and where his family should be murdered, drawing up a floor plan that showed where the cameras were placed and how to avoid guard dogs.
The hitman in question, however, was an undercover police officer who he eventually agreed upon a fee with.
His parents, when informed of the plot on their lives, were greatly saddened but agreed to playing a role in a police mock-up, using fake blood with blood coming out of “fatal” knife wounds.
The “hitman” arranged a meeting with the man in a Mercedes and showed him photographs as proof of his “slain parents” to the man. There were no pictures of the man’s sister and it is unclear if she took part in the police set-up.
Upon seeing the pictures, the man expressed “joy” and agreed to pay the promised £38,000 fee to the man he believed was an assassin as soon as he had collected his inheritance.
Instead, the son was detained by armed police as a police video shows and he confessed, police in Krasnodar region, who disclosed that the spiteful son had twice plotted to kill them previously.
“Before looking for a killer, he tried to get rid of his relatives twice. He checked the internet to find out how to carry out the murders.
“The criminal wanted to put pills in the kettle to poison his parents, but his father found out something was wrong.
“Then the son planned to break a thermometer in his parents’ car so that they were poisoned with mercury vapours. But he got cold feet,” police reported.
The suspect in interrogation stated: “I had been planning it for several months. I’m so done with them, they didn’t understand me, so I found a contract killer.”
His parents ‘cannot believe he could do this’, said police.
His father runs a major educational institution in Sochi. The family have a large house and car as well as savings which would have gone to their son.
The man faces 15 years in jail if convicted of preparing the contract killings of his family.