(USNewsBreak.com) – Dahlia Bolin, a 15-year-old girl, contracted the help of three others to murder her parents in October 2021. Initially, the teen only wanted to kill her father, but she later changed her mind, deciding to include her mother, as well. The plot unraveled quickly, and authorities arrested all four for the crime. The suspects subsequently pleaded guilty to the charges they faced, and now, a judge has passed sentences.
Bolin wanted to arrange the plot so that her parents’ deaths would look like murders, enabling her to collect from their life insurance policies. She made a deal to pay her co-defendants $100,000 once she collected the insurance. She also agreed to provide the guns. On the night of October 22, 2021, the suspects carried out the crime, killing Bolin’s mother, 51-year-old Rebecca Bolin, and seriously injuring her father, 52-year-old Douglas Bolin, who survived the ordeal.
Four young people have pleaded guilty and been sentenced to decades in prison for their roles as teenagers in an Illinois girl's murder-for-hire plot that killed her mother and critically wounded her father. https://t.co/VwqdLg7KOb
— CBS News (@CBSNews) January 18, 2024
Police arrested the suspects, Dahlia Bolin, 20-year-old Nathaniel Maloney, 19-year-old Andre Street, and 21-year-old Sage Raeuber, shortly after the shooting. Maloney and Street actually carried out the shootings, and Raeuber drove the getaway vehicle.
During the investigation, Douglas Bolin identified the guns used in the crime as two of his own weapons. While prosecutors documented that Dahlia Bolin wanted her parents dead because they upset her, they never disclosed the reason for the conflict. Police tracked down the weapons and all of the defendants within 48 hours of the crime. During the interview stage, three of them admitted to the crime.
All four pleaded guilty on Tuesday, January 16, to conspiracy, attempted first-degree murder, and first-degree murder charges. Bolin also pleaded guilty to an additional charge of solicitation of first-degree murder for hire. Maloney received the longest sentence: 66 years. Street received 55 years, Raeuber received 30, and Bolin, tried as an adult, received 60 years. She will remain in juvenile detention until she turns 18. All will receive credit for the 816 days they’ve served so far.
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