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Man arrested in TN accused of online murder-for-hire plot to live out fantasy

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Posted at 8:30 PM, Feb 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-27 21:30:45-05

MANCHESTER, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities say a former Roswell high school student is accused of using a website to try to hire someone to kill two fellow students.

Roswell police say 18-year-old Colton Beall has been indicted on two counts of criminal solicitation for murder. They say Beall was arrested Thursday in Manchester, Tennessee on a warrant and will be extradited to Roswell to face charges.

Police say when the investigation began in December, Beall reportedly told officers that he wanted to have two 16-year-old girls strangled with a belt to live out a fantasy. The services aren't real, but police investigators believe Beall's requests were.