May 31, 2006

For White Trash, Life Is Cheap. Real Cheap.

White Trash Wednesday

Just because this couple tried to hire a hit man to kill their grandkids, that doesn't necessarily make it a WTW story.

It isn't even the accompanying picture, although I have to admit it doesn't hurt:

No, what makes this a White Trash Wednesday story is the price: Police: Couple Offered Hit Man $100 To Kill Grandkids:

Two grandparents in Lake County, Fla., were arrested for allegedly offering a hit man $100 to kill their three grandchildren, daughter-in-law and the family's pet dog, according to Local 6 News.

First things first: I love love love Local 6.

Second: they expected a five-play for $100? Look, folks, this ain't Assassin-Mart - you get what you pay for. Actually, in a bit of sloppy headline-writing, it is revealed that the Benjamin was only a down payment:

"(The couple) met with the so-called hit man, where they paid the hit man $100 in cash as a down payment for the murder of the wife and her three children," Lake County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Christie Mysinger said.

. . .

Investigators said the rest of the money was to be paid to the hit man after the family members were killed Tuesday night.

And for the kicker, here's why Grams and Gramps were shopping at Killers-R-Us:

After an investigation, authorities said the couple's son, Jason Jackson, 31, concocted the alleged murder-for-hire plan from jail and asked his parents to seal the deal, Bolden said.

The 31-year-old is awaiting trial in a sexual molestation case, and his wife and children were scheduled to testify against him.

Ding ding ding! White Trash Trifecta pays 23,700 to 1!

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Posted by Chris at May 31, 2006 11:27 PM

Category: White Trash Wednesday

But I gotta give 'em props-- from their pictures alone, *I'd* almost be willing to fork over $100 to see their genetic droppings removed from the gene pool.

Posted by: chess h at June 1, 2006 01:06 PM

I'm betting Mr Jackson's cellmate is better looking than Versie.

Local 6 is sort of a WTW clearinghouse, isn't it?

Posted by: Jay at June 1, 2006 02:16 PM

And I almost forgot...

Sure, kill the daughter-in-law and the grandkids. But the dog, too?

They should fry for that!

Posted by: Jay at June 1, 2006 02:18 PM

Yep, Local 6 is DL's White Trash Safety Net. They haven't let me down yet.

And wanting the dog dead was a bit of a head-scratcher for me as well. Were they afraid he was going to talk ( ) ?

Posted by: Chris of Dangerous Logic at June 1, 2006 07:59 PM

Oh, man, that is one ugly couuple. I couldn't take my eyes off the woman. ha

Posted by: Debbie at June 2, 2006 08:42 AM