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Iranian and 2 Canadians charged in Maryland murder-for-hire plot: 'Erase his head from his torso'

Posted on AllSides January 30th, 2024
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Three men – an Iranian and two Canadian nationals – were indicted on Monday after allegedly conspiring together to pay for and execute a murder-for-hire scheme against two people in Maryland.

The Department of Justice announced the indictment against 49-year-old Naji Sharifi Zindashti of Iran, 43-year-old Damion Patrick John Ryan of Canada, and 29-year-old Adam Richard Pearson, also of Canada, who allegedly conspired with each other between December 2020 and March 2021 to kill two Maryland residents who previously fled from Iran.

The men allegedly used the encrypted messaging service "SkyECC" to hire...

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