Illinois nurse accused of paying company $10k in bitcoin to kill lover's wife

A Maywood, Ill.-based Loyola University Medical Center nurse is being held on bond after she allegedly hired a company to kill the wife of the Maywood-based anesthesiologist she had been having an affair with, according to the Daily Herald.

Prosecutors claim 31-year-old Tina Jones, RN, paid a dark web company $10,000 in January to kill the wife of her lover.

Police said Ms. Jones turned herself in April 17. She has been charged with solicitation of murder for hire.

Authorities began investigating a tip they received April 12 about a woman in their area who was the subject of a murder-for-hire plot. Prosecutors said the tip was called in by the CBS News program "48 Hours," according to the report.

Loyola hospital officials said Ms. Jones has been suspended pending an investigation, the Daily Herald reports.

Ms. Jones is being held in DuPage County jail on $250,000 bond. Her arraignment is scheduled for May 15. If convicted, she faces a minimum 20-year prison sentence, according to the report. She is also prohibited from contacting the victim or the victim's husband.

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