A Florida man named Jason Dennis Simione was arrested on Monday after reportedly offering a hitman from El Salvador $150,000 to kill his wife, mother-in-law, brother-in-law, and 9-month-old son, officials said. He was charged with three counts of solicitation to commit first-degree murder, but also threatening to discharge a destructive device and child abuse. As if all of that wasn't incredibly disturbing and sickening itself, it sounds like he had the ability, and potentially the desire, to harm many more.
Bomb-making materials were allegedly found in his home, including threaded galvanized pipe caps, nails, gunpowder, wire, and batteries. Tons of guns and ammunition were also was found, including more than 70,000 rounds and a .50-caliber sniper rifle, according to the Broward County Sheriff's Office. So horrifying.
Simione, who is in the middle of a divorce from his 28-year-old wife, Megumi "May" Simione, reportedly hired the hitman to go after his wife, her family, and their son if he didn’t get custody of the child. But it was just recently that Megumi had to go to the police to report child abuse against their little boy ...
She told police Simione "threw the child onto a table, causing a minor laceration to the head," during an argument with an employee. The baby also got a bruise on his face. Ugghh.
Megumi also alleged that her husband was abusing steroids, causing him to become paranoid, delusional, and violent. Employees at his company, Bulldog Tactical Equipment, seemed to have agreed -- reporting that Simione displayed "increasingly hostile and paranoid behavior." According to an arrest warrant, he was using racial slurs toward employees and would frequently say that President Obama should be murdered, calling him the n-word. Absolutely disgusting.
And in addition to allegedly hiring the hit man, Simione was looking for help with making “bombs” and told an unidentified employee: “When this is done and this explodes, it will f--k everyone up.” WOW.
All I can say is thank goodness Simione was caught before he could inflict any harm. Given the information at hand, Simione sounds like a twisted man here who had a potentially devastating arsenal at his fingertips. It's quite possible that more than a few lives have been saved as a result of him being behind bars.
How horrifying is this?!