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.
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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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