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Suburban Woman Charged in Bitcoin Murder-for-Hire to Appear in Court

A suburban Chicago woman charged in a murder-for-hire case is expected to appear in DuPage County court Tuesday.

Tina Jones of Des Plaines is accused of going online and using bitcoin currency to hire someone to kill the wife of a man with whom she was having an affair. She was arrested earlier this month.

The Daily Herald reports Jones' father posted 10 percent of her $250,000 bail in April. 

Around the same time, DuPage County Judge George Bakalis ruled she may live with her parents in Grayson, Georgia while she awaits trial. Jones was placed on electronic monitoring and could only leave to travel to Illinois for court hearings.

Prosecutors say the 31-year-old registered nurse paid a dark web company more than $10,000 in bitcoin to have the woman killed.

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