UTAH COUNTY, Utah -- (KSTU) -- A man has been charged with obstruction of justice and criminal solicitation after police said he tried to hire a hit man to kill himself.
In late October, Salem Police Department Officer Greg Smith began investigating an individual using a social media application called “Whisper.” Smith responded to a message posted by the individual, which simply read, “Need help. 19F.”
According to court documents, after Smith responded, the individual sent him a request which read, “Kill my ex-fiance. He’s trying to get custody of our daughter.”
Court documents state Smith continued to message the individual, reaching an agreement that the individual would pay $5,000 to have their ex-fiance murdered. The individual stated the murder had to be committed before November 6, the date of the next custody hearing.