A Sterling woman is being held on charges she tried to hire a hit man to kill her boyfriend’s mistress earlier this month, according to federal court documents.
An FBI agent in a court affadavit alleged that Ann J. Cinnamon of Graham Cove Square gave a confidential informant a $100 down payment to kill her rival. Cinnamon allegedly met the informant on the dating Web site BeNaughty.com and in August told that person she wanted the mistress killed, court documents said. (Update: An attorney for BeNaughty.com said on Friday that it is “factually inaccurate to suggest that the parties met on our site” because the site’s owners “have not received any police requests” about the case.)
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The informant called the FBI, recorded phone conversations and wore a wire audio device during at least two meetings with Cinnamon, once at her house Sept. 29 and in a van parked in the Great Falls Plaza in Sterling. During the parking-lot meeting, Cinnamon offered $100 of the $500 they had agreed upon for the crime, the documents said.
Cinnamon allegedly told the informant that she wanted the woman “gone” and that “gone is killed, dead, gone, I want nothing left, no remains, nothing,” the court filing said. During a meeting five days later, she also allegedly said that she wanted the boyfriend dead, too, but preferred that it appear as though he killed his mistress.
Cinnamon was ordered held in detention during a hearing Tuesday before U.S. Magistrate Judge John F. Anderson, according to court documents.