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Oklahoma Woman Sentenced for Unlawful Possession of Ricin

 

Intelligence Agency News – An Oklahoma woman had a novel solution to a child custody issue with her ex-husband who lived in Israel: Hire someone to travel there and kill him using the deadly toxin ricin she manufactured in her kitchen.

But fortunately, the woman who responded to Danielle Dana Layman’s online posting for what was advertised as an overseas acting job soon learned the real purpose of Layman’s offer and reported the plot to the FBI. And Layman, originally indicted in 2017 on a murder-for-hire charge, was subsequently charged with the unlawful possession of ricin and ended up pleading guilty to that charge earlier this year. She was sentenced this past June to a federal prison term.

It all started back in May 2017, when Layman posted an ad: “For production overseas, looking for talent, 30-45 years old. Doesn’t have to be a professional actor. Required: Creative, outgoing and friendly, positive personality, boldness and bravery (some stunts may seem risky, although they are completely safe) …” The ad went on to say that “… you must not disclose any information related to this plot to ANYONE under ANY CIRCUMSTANCES …”

The woman who responded to the ad agreed to an in-person meeting with Layman, who was using a fake name. At this meeting, Layman divulged a different purpose for the trip—claiming to be from Israeli intelligence, she told the woman that she wanted to have an ISIS operative killed. Using a laptop she brought to the meeting, Layman showed her an entire presentation containing instructions on what she was being asked to do, what she should pack, how she would travel to Israel, where she would stay once she got there, and how she should communicate. Layman also showed her a package that she claimed contained ricin. Read more

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Oklahoma Woman Sentenced for Unlawful Possession of Ricin