Police: Teen tries to hire hitman online to kill fellow classmates

New Mexico

ROSWELL, N.M. (KRQE) – A Roswell high school student has been arrested for allegedly trying to order a pair of murders on a website.

On Thursday, 18-year-old Colton Beall was arrested on two counts of criminal solicitation of murder. Beall was a senior at Roswell High back in December when police say he went into a website called ‘Rent-a-hitman.’

The site turned out to be a joke but investigators believe Beall’s request was real, when he ordered two 16-year-old girls from his school, to be strangled with a belt.

The indictment came down earlier this month but Beall and his family had moved away from Roswell. He was tracked down in Manchester, Tennessee and will be extradited back to New Mexico.

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