An Alaska teen is accused of killing her friend after a man she met online said he’d pay $9 million for videos of the murder
By Chris Boyette and Christina Maxouris, CNN
Updated at 1148 GMT (1948 HKT) June 18, 2019
(CNN) ― Denali Brehmer began planning how to kill her "best friend" after a man she met online said he would pay her several million dollars for evidence of the killing, Alaska authorities say.
The 18-year-old from Anchorage, Alaska, had developed an online relationship with Darin Schilmiller, 21, of Indiana, who posed as a millionaire named "Tyler," and offered her at least $9 million to kill Cynthia Hoffman and send him "videos and photographs of the murder," according to the Alaska Department of Law.
The two began discussing "a plan to rape and murder someone in Alaska," several weeks before Hoffman’s murder, according to court documents.
Hoffman, 19, and Brehmer are described in the documents as "best friends."