Florida Girl Allegedly Steals $1,400 From Parents to Pay People to Kill Them

A teenage girl in Florida has been arrested after allegedly attempting to pay two people to kill her parents.

Alyssa Hatcher, 17, from Umatilla, is accused of two counts of criminal solicitation for murder following an investigation by the Lake County Sheriff's Office.

Detectives said they were contacted by another juvenile who said Hatcher had paid one of her friends "a lot of money" to find someone to kill her parents, according to the arrest affidavit.

The investigation found the 17-year-old allegedly stole her parents' debit cards to withdraw $503.00 to help pay for her parents to be killed and then another payment of $926.40 to a second individual when the first act wasn't carried out.

Detectives interviewed Hatcher's boyfriend, who told them he had seen her at a well-known drug house on the morning of September 9, where she informed him of her plan to have her parents murdered.

Hatcher was then interviewed by police at her home. The suspect admitted she used $100 of the money she stole from her parents to buy cocaine and $400 was given to her friend to find someone to kill her parents.

When the act wasn't carried out, Hatcher said she gave the other $900 to another male to kill her parents for her, the affidavit states.

"This is a sad case when you think about the family dynamics and everything," Sergeant Fred Jones, of the Lake County Sheriff's Office, told Fox 35 Orlando. "I couldn't even imagine something like that."

Jones confirmed that it was the parents who pressed charges against the 17-year-old. "When it comes to something like that I cannot imagine the shock you would be in as a parent knowing that this is my daughter—what my daughter intended to do," he added.

"Whether it was going to take place or not, the money did exchange hands and we're glad we were able to stop what could've happened."

Police said Hatcher's motive as to why she wanted her parents dead is still unclear.
"The parents are good people, outstanding citizens. This was just somebody, who for whatever reason, just didn't want her parents around," Jones told WFTV.

Hatcher was placed in custody and transported to the Lake County Jail, where she was processed and later turned over to the Department of Juvenile Justice.

In a statement, Clermont police said: "This is an important example of how 'see something, say something' plays a major role in preventing crime and protecting people in our community."

Alyssa Hatcher
(File photo) Police from Maryland's Prince George's County Anti-Gang Unit question and detain the girlfriend of a confirmed gang member on April 20, 2006 in Langley Park, Maryland. A 17-year-old from Florida has been arrested for allegedly trying to pay two people to kill her parents. Robert Nickelsberg/Getty