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Jury selection begins in dark web murder-for-hire case in San Luis Obispo

Posted at 6:40 PM, Jul 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-24 23:25:21-04

A man accused of trying to hire a hitman to kill his stepmother appeared in court Wednesday, one day before his jury trial is scheduled to begin.

A judge denied the defense’s motion to suppress evidence in Beau Brigham’s case.

During the hearing, the court heard testimony from Christopher Monteiro, an IT expert from London.

Monteiro said he hacked into an assassination website on the dark web where Brigham requested the hit.

Under cross-examination, Brigham’s attorney, Ilan Funke-Bilu, told Monteiro that what he did was criminal and Monteiro agreed. However, Monteiro has been granted immunity for testifying in the case.

After the judge’s ruling, jury selection began and is scheduled to continue Thursday morning.

Beau Brigham