Fosters teen, 19, arrested for allegedly plotting to kill family on Facebook
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Authorities in Tuscaloosa have arrested a 19-year-old woman they say tried to have someone kill her family. Marissa Williams was arrested Monday and charged with solicitation of murder. She was being held in the Tuscaloosa County jail on $30,000 bond. It wasn't immediately clear if she had a lawyer. Williams' aunt told authorities she created a Facebook profile for a fictional man to connect with her niece and chat with her after their relationship became strained. Court records say Williams began chatting with the fictional man and said she was angry with her family. She asked him to come take her away and to shoot her aunt if she tried to stop him. As the plans got more elaborate, Williams' aunt contacted authorities for help.
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