A teenager from Mahwah NJ has been charged with conspiracy to commit murder after he allegedly told an undercover police officer that he would perform a contract killing in exchange for money.
The 18-year-old suspect lives in Mahwah, New Jersey. His father is believed to be a New York State trooper. According to law enforcement officials, the teenage suspect accepted cash and a handgun in exchange for a commitment to murder someone.
The suspect reportedly arranged a meeting with the undercover cop at Mason Jar, a restaurant located in Mahwah, New Jersey. Authorities reportedly followed the suspect from his residence to the restaurant, where he met a man with whom he previously had online conversations. During those conversations, the suspect allegedly expressed his interest in being a hitman.
The undercover sting operation involved Mahwah police officers who used the dark web to find people who were looking to accept money in exchange for committing homicides.
The suspect in this case has been charged with conspiracy to commit murder. A conviction on these very serious charges could lead to the suspect being sentenced to decades in state prison.
After being arrested and processed, the suspect was ordered held at the Bergen County Jail in Hackensack on a $1 million bail amount.
To learn more about this case, view the Teaneck Patch article, “Hitman Arrested in Bergen County Is the Son of NY State Trooper: Report.”