A 22-year-old man has been arrested for paying to kill his mother, father and 10-year-old sister so that he could inherit their wealth.
The incident occured in Sochi, Russia, where police said the man did not succeed because the man he thought was an assassin was actually an undercover police officer.
Metro UK reports that the yet-to-be-named man detailed how and where his family should be murdered, drawing up a floor plan that showed where the cameras were placed and how to avoid guard dogs.
He had agreed to pay £38,000 (about N19million) if the hit was successful.
Poloce informed his dissapointed parents and they agreed to play along as police set up fake blood with blood coming out of “fatal” knife wounds.
The “assassin” arranged a meeting in a Mercedes and showed the photographs of his “slain parents” to the man. No pictures were released of the man’s sister and it is unclear if she took part in the police set-up.
After seeing the pictures, the man expressed “delight” and agreed to pay the agreed fee as soon as he had collected his inheritance. He was however detained immediately after he was confronted with videos and evidence.
Following his confession, police in Krasnodar region, revealed that the evil son had twice plotted to kill them previously.
Metro.co.uk quoted the suspect as saying: “Before looking for a killer, he tried to get rid of his relatives twice. He checked the internet to find out how to carry out the murders.
“The criminal wanted to put pills in the kettle to poison his parents, but his father found out something was wrong.
“Then the son planned to break a thermometer in his parents’ car so that they were poisoned with mercury vapours. But he got cold feet.”
During interrogation, the young man said: “I had been planning it for several months. I’m so done with them, they didn’t understand me, so I found a contract killer.”