Woman charged in bitcoin murder-for-hire case to live with parents while waiting for trial
A Des Plaines woman charged with hiring a dark web company to kill the wife of her lover will wait for her trial in the comforts of her parents' Georgia home.
Tina Jones, 31, of the 700 block of River Road, was released from jail Thursday after her father posted 10 percent of her $250,000 bail. She is charged with solicitation of murder for hire.
DuPage County Judge George Bakalis has ruled Jones will be permitted to reside with her parents in Grayson, Georgia, after she is fitted with a GPS device.
Once there, she will only be able to leave to travel to Illinois for 24 hours to attend court hearings.
Jones must also check in weekly by phone with the county's pretrial services department.
Prosecutors say Jones paid $10,000 in bitcoin to the company in January to have the Woodridge woman, a clinical social worker based in Naperville, killed.
The Cosa Nostra International Network, however, was deemed to be a scam. The CBS program "48 Hours" discovered the alleged contract between Jones and the website while researching another story and alerted Woodridge police.
Jones, a registered nurse at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, has been suspended pending an investigation.
The victim's husband is a practicing anesthesiologist who completed his residency at Loyola and is still based in Maywood.
Jones is now scheduled to be arraigned on June 7 in front of Bakalis. If convicted, she faces a minimum sentence of 20 years in prison.