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Celebrity Beautician Accused Of Hiring Hitman After Being Cyber-Stalked
Here's one of the more bizarre stories you'll read today: a skin care expert with a client list full of celebrities such as Nicki Minaj and Alicia Silverstone has been arrested after attempting to hire a hitman to kill a guy she thought was cyber-stalking her.
Dawn DaLuise owned and operated a prestigious skin care salon in West Hollywood. After Gabriel Suarez, another person specializing in skin care, moved in a few doors down with his own business, tensions rose, the L.A. Times reports.
Not long after that, DaLuise began to receive dirty emails, fliers and even a Craigslist posting that said she offered a number of sexual favors involving rape fantasies, which included her home address and telephone number, the Times says.
After a friend, Edward Feinstein, fed into her suspicions that the pranks were from Suarez, DaLuise allegedly decided she wanted him dead. Police say she went to a friend of hers to get him to kill Suarez, but he refused.
She then went to the sheriff's department about the harassment. When they found text messages alluding to the murder plot, she was arrested, the Times says.
Turns out, authorities traced the harassing emails back to her friend, Edward Feinstein, who was arrested yesterday for stalking. Suarez had nothing to do with cyber-staking DaLuise. DaLuise is now facing nine years in jail and is being held on a $1 million bond.
What a mess.