A Las Vegas man allegedly attempted to hire a hit man to kill his wife as a "birthday present" to himself, because he couldn't just be a normal person and get a cake or something.
According to the Huffington Post, 32-year-old Jorge Victorino-Vazquez was arrested after a week-long investigation into his plans, which police were tipped off to when the man contacted an undercover cop who was posing as a hit man.
On April 15, Vazquez asked an acquaintance if he knew of someone "who would be willing to kill his wife or would sell him a gun," according to a police report.
The acquaintance-turned-informant -- whose identity remains undisclosed -- called the police three days later to alert authorities of Vazquez's alleged intent. The informant said he felt guilty knowing of Vazquez's plans. Police asked him to schedule a meeting with Vazquez.
On April 19, an undercover officer met the suspect at the Triple Play restaurant and lounge on Dacatur and Oakey boulevards, according to the arrest report. Vazquez told the cop he "wanted his wife killed because she was cheating on him, took his money, took his vehicles, wouldn't sign papers for him, and always threatened to call INS to have him deported,” the arrest report said. Price would not be an issue.
According to the police report, Vazquez was given multiple opportunities to change his mind, but didn't give up. "He never made any hint that he did not want to follow through," the report read, "he went so far as to say it would be his birthday present."
Vazquez was arrested, and charged with solicitation to commit murder, conspiracy to commit murder, and burglary.
[via Huffington Post]