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Florida Parents Are Pressing Charges Against Their Teen Daughter

Two Florida parents are pressing charges against their teenage daughter after she was alleged to have attempted to hire someone to kill them. She is also accused of stealing money from her parents in order to fund her murder-for-hire plan.

Seventeen-year-old Alyssa Michelle Hatcher has been arrested on charges of attempting to have her parents killed, CNN reported. They state that according to a police affidavit, the teen has been accused of stealing almost $1500 from her parents, using $400 to pay an initial friend to commit the murders and then paying another person $900 when the first person failed to carry out the crime.

In the affidavit, a detective wrote that one of Hatcher's friends informed a school resource officer that she had given someone "a lot of money" to help find someone to kill her parents, Fox News reports. Financial records showed that Hatcher had used her parent's debit card twice, withdrawing $503 and $926.40.

The affidavit also states that Hatcher's boyfriend told police he had seen her at "a known drug house" where she told him of her desire to kill her parents. The teen admitted to police to hiring the two individuals to kill her parents and also using the money she stole to purchase cocaine.

Fortunately, Hatcher's parents weren't injured, but they did tell police they wanted to press charges against their daughter. Hatcher has been charged as a juvenile with two counts of criminal solicitation for murder.

Response to the story on social media has been mixed. Many are wondering how parents could press charges against their own child, while others wonder what would make a child do such a thing?

"What the heck is wrong with kids these days," wrote one commenter on CNN's news alert. "What kind of parents press charges on their own teenage kids? Who raised that kid? Where do these values come from? Interesting," wrote another. "Those poor parents. I can't imagine their grief," wrote another.

Hatcher was transported yesterday to the Department of Juvenile Justice in Ocala, Florida, Lake County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Sgt. Fred Jones said. Her next court date has yet to be announced.

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