Social Media has been one of the preferred sources of information and people are not irresolute to use such effective tool for personal or professional purposes. After hearing enough on Divorce, fraud and hoax case, this time Facebook has been handled as a spy tool and outcome was really shocking – depiction of a murder plan.
A 29 year woman going through some tough divorce process decided to frame her soon-to-be-ex-husband by creating a fake Facebook profile and connecting with him.
Presenting herself as a 17-year-old girl named Jessica Studebaker, Angela Voelkert contacted her husband, David, 38, on Facebook. Surprisingly, the relationship between husband and fake profile turned out as much incriminated than Angela could have ever imagined.
Soon, David got comfortable with “Jessica” and predictably advised her to run away with him. With all shocking revelation to her, he admitted of installing a GPS tracking system on his wife’s vehicle – both of which are enough for criminal charges to prosecute David as per respective law of their country.
But the biggest surprise came to “Jessica” a.k.a. Angela Voelkert when her husband expressed his intention to settle his wife out of picture – and by “out of picture” he meant “deceased”
Here are some excerpts of the messages from court documents:
“Once she is gone, I don’t have to hide with my kids… I can do what I want and not have to worry about not seeing my family anymore. You should find someone at your school. There should be some gang-bangers there that would put a cap in her ass for $10,000. I am done with her crap!
… See, I am taking care of everything! I will finally be free, my kids can grow up and not be around all the hatred, it will be over. With me gone with my kids, the police can’t pin anything on me as I will be in another state, so I will be fine.
Will you be ready to go with me on the 10th? Let me know, baby!”
Though, David managed to convince the court that all his statements over Facebook were intentionally crafted as he was well-versed with the real identity of “Jessica”. Despite of other punishable statements on Facebook, court has dropped all charges against him.
Many of us stay very offensive or pro-active over social networking sites like Facebook or Twitter and fail to judge the long terms impact of their words which they broadcast to thousands people. Consequently, they some time they land up in the situation which disturb their reputation and also harm them personally till core. Now, since many countries have started accepting social media statements as an official proof, its high time for us to stay attentive to what you say and what you broadcast.
Remember, social media is like a gun; once you shoot any statement over it, it will have million folds circulation in no time – no matter how restrictive you pretend to be over it.