New Mexico man accused of using website to solicit 2 murders

Published 9:12 am Monday, March 2, 2020

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a former Roswell high school student is accused of using a website to try to hire someone to kill two fellow students.

Roswell police say 18-year-old Colton Beall has been indicted on two counts of criminal solicitation for murder.

They say Beall was arrested Thursday in Manchester, Tennessee on a warrant and will be extradited to Roswell to face charges.

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Police say when the investigation began in December, Beall reportedly told officers that he wanted to have two 16-year-old girls strangled with a belt to live out a fantasy.

The services aren’t real, but police investigators believe Beall’s requests were.

Police say they learned of Beall’s alleged request from the website’s owner in California.

The man says he website is a parody site, but some people take it seriously and request murders.