In Dublin, Ireland, Sharon Collins, 45, a divorced mother-of-two, has gotten a bit too comfortable with Internet shopping. Collins arranged to hire a hitman on wwwlhitman.com only to have the assassin-for-hire, Egyptian Essam Eid, contact her former husband to bargain for a no-kill contract.
Eid is an Egyptian poker player who called himself Tony Luciano. After receiving the e-contract, he learned that PJ Howard was extremely wealthy and decided to try to strike a better deal not to kill him by contacting him. Howard and his sons, however, contacted the police.
The trial became a sordid affair — unlike those dignified wife-hired-contract-killer cases in the United States. Collins detailed how Howard was into prostitutes, “stranger sex,” and swingers clubs.
Who would have thought that Egyptian poker playing assassins that you meet on http://www.hitman.com were not trustworthy.