Love can make people do crazy things and hitmen are no exception. A hitman falling in love with his target is the makings of a romance novel. In July of 2011, Carlos Roberto de Jesus a Brazilian hitman did just that. He was paid by a jealous wife to kill Iranildes Aguiar Araujo, the husband’s alleged mistress. Fortunately for Iranildes once Carlos laid eyes on her, it was love at first sight and the last thing on his mind was murder. Well, Iranildes returned his feelings and passion was in the air.
Unfortunately, Carlos still had a job to do. So he formulated a clever plan. Using a little ketchup, a gag, and a knife placed near her armpit, they snapped a fake death photo of Iranildes. Later when the wife discovered she’d been duped, she went to the cops. Yep, the cops. Of course, she claimed Carlos had stolen money and tried to get him arrested. Well, in the end the murder scheme was discovered and all three were arrested. Did the hitman find true love or just put an end to his thriving career?
Readers: My bigger question is could you fall in love with a man—a sexy man— who made murder a business? Is this an example of being Wildly in Love or Just Plain Crazy?