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Report: Alaska Teen Murdered Friend After Man Offered Her $9M

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By    |   Tuesday, 18 June 2019 10:11 PM EDT

An Alaska teen is charged with murdering her friend at the direction of a man who promised to pay her and her friends $9 million, CNN reports.

Denali Brehmer, 18, was indicted Tuesday by a federal grand jury in the killing of Anchorage teenager Cynthia Hoffman, 19. Darin Schilmiller, the 21-year-old Indiana man who reportedly posed as a millionaire named "Tyler" and offered Brehmer the money, was also included in the indictment.

"For all the good the Internet can do, it can be a very dark place," said Bryan Schroder, the U.S. Attorney in Alaska, at a press conference in Anchorage on Tuesday, per the Anchorage Daily News. "Parents would be wise to monitor the activity of their children online."

Schilmiller, who reportedly asked Brehmer to send him "videos and photographs of the murder" was also charged with conspiracy to produce child pornography, production of child pornography, receipt and distribution of child pornography and coercion and enticement of a minor.

Hoffman was shot in the back of the head and pushed into a river near a hiking trail outside Anchorage on June 2.

Police found her body along the Eklutna River bank on June 4. The Anchorage Police Department said Brehmer recruited Kayden McIntosh, 16, Caleb Leyland, 19, and two other juveniles to assist with the murder.

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