A Utah man was charged with two felonies after he impersonated his ex-girlfriend in an attempt to put a hit on himself.
But instead of a real hit man, Taylor Eric Bedolla instead exchanged messages with an undercover police officer. Initially concerned for Bedolla’s safety, the officer unravelled the story and found that Bedolla himself was behind the whole thing.
It is unclear whether the hit was a genueine suicide attmempt, or whether he was trying to frame his ex for attempted murder.
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The odd murder-for-hire investigation began in October when an officer with the Salem Police Department responded to a post on the app Whisper with the title, “Need Help 19F.”
Bedolla, still posing as his ex-fiance, offered the officer $5,000 to carry out the hit, according to the affidavit.
“Believing that he was actually speaking to the ex-girlfriend and genuinely concerned for (Bedolla’s) safety, the officer contacted (Bedolla) at his … residence and explained to him what he believed was going on and the nature of the investigation,” the charges state.
But as the officer got further into the investigation, he began to suspect that Bedolla was actually the one who had solicited the officer, according to charging documents. The officer reviewed surveillance video of the ex-girlfriend at work.