Man Arrested In Undercover Sting After Plotting To Kill Parents
A man has been arrested after plotting to kill his parents by hiring a contract assassin who ultimately turned out to be an undercover cop.
The young man, from Sochi, Russia, wanted to have his parents killed so he could claim his vast inheritance.
WATCH: THE MOMENT THE 22-YEAR-OLD WAS DETAINED BY POLICE
He also planned to have his 10-year-old sister murdered, and drew up extensive instructions, which included a floor plan showing where security cameras and guard dogs were located.
Unfortunately for the man - who hasn't been named - his would-be assassin was actually undercover. When detectives discovered the plot they hatched an unusual plan of their own to entrap the culprit.
Police informed the man's devastated parents of his plot, and persuaded them to pose for mock-up pictures of a 'successful' assassination. As photos show, they posed as bloodied corpses.
Their son had agreed to pay the assassin £38,000 ($53,000) after receiving his inheritance, and the staged photos were used to entice him.
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As reported in the Metro, a police source said: "He wanted to get rid of parents because they were not giving him money.
"Before looking for a killer he tried to get of his relatives twice. He looking on 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."
Bloody images released by police show the young man's father laying flat out in the kitchen in his pyjamas, with streams of blood seemingly pooling out of his head; while another shows his mother slumped against the stairs, apparently lifeless. It's not known whether the man's young sister was also involved in the set-up.
The 22-year-old confessed to hatching the plan to police in Krasnodar (around five hours from Sochi) when questioned.
He has since been charged under articles 30, 33 and 105 of The Criminal Code of the Russian Federation; Preparations for a Crime and Attempted Crimes, Types of Accomplices of a Crime and Involvement of a Minor in a Crime.
He faces up to 15 years in prison if convicted.