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South Bay woman, man charged in alleged murder-for-hire plot

A woman was charged in federal court Monday with hiring a hit man to kill her daughter’s boyfriend, the Associated Press is reporting.

The alleged plan was foiled when the alleged hit man turned out to be an undercover agent for the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.

Adelina Cristobal, 45, of Lawndale was arrested Thursday. She and Antonio Quevedo, 34, of Hawthorne were both charged with offering the undercover ATF agent, posing as a willing hit man, $6,500 to kill the boyfriend of Cristobal’s daughter, the AP reported.

Both were charged with using interstate commerce facilities for a murder-for-hire. If convicted, each faces a maximum of 10 years in prison, the news agency reported.

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-- Sam Quinones

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