The sheriff's office Sergeant Fred Jones said in a statement: "As the investigation progressed it was learned that the suspect Alyssa Hatcher solicited two different individuals to kill her parents".
Hatcher's social media profiles indicate that she was a cheerleader at Umatilla High School.
Mike Scheller's LinkedIn profile states that he is a lieutenant for the Clermont Police Department, which is roughly an hour away from Umatilla. On Monday, a student told a school resource deputy that one her friends had been paid a lot of money find a hit man to kill Hatcher's parents.
Teen stole parents' money to fund alleged plot to kill them
An investigation quickly found that Hatcher had stolen the debit card.
The affidavit added that Hatcher's boyfriend told investigators that he'd seen her "at a known drug house" Monday morning, where she told him that she wanted to kill her parents.
Police said Hatcher's mother discovered that her debit card was missing from her locked wallet inside her home.More news: Arlene Foster warns Northern Ireland-only backstop 'would be anti-democratic'
In a recorded interview, Hatcher shared that she had stolen her parents' debit card and admitted to making the two transaction.
She said that she used $100 to buy cocaine and gave $400 to her friend to give to someone to kill her parents, authorities stated in the affidavit. Hatcher then said she paid "a black male" $900 for the murder because the first "act was never carried out". "This was just somebody, who for whatever reason, just didn't want her parents around", Jones told WFTV.
According to the report, Hatcher's parents are pressing criminal charges against their daughter.More news: Massive Illinois train derailment sparks chemical fire, numerous evacuations
"The juvenile suspect was placed in custody and transported to the Lake County Jail where she was processed and turned over to the Department of Juvenile Justice".More news: Occasional naps may reduce risk of heart attack
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