Two people were in custody today on suspicion of trying to hire an assassin to kill a man who was dating the daughter of one of the suspects, authorities said.
Adelina Cristobal, 45, of Lawndale, and Antonio Quevedo, 34, of Hawthorne were arrested on Jan. 24, said Christian Hoffman of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco Firearms and Explosives.
According to the federal complaint, the intended victim was “romantically involved” with Cristobal’s daughter, and Quevedo allegedly helped broker the crime.
Both suspects were scheduled to make their initial court appearances this afternoon in U.S. District Court in downtown Los Angeles, Hoffman said.
Authorities began investigating the pair “after receiving information that they were attempting to solicit someone to commit a murder on their behalf,” Hoffman said.
“According to court documents, an undercover officer posing as the hired hit man met with the defendants, who offered the undercover officer $6,500 to kill the intended victim.” Hoffman said.