Alaskan woman, 22, pleads guilty to killing her ‘best friend’, 19, with help from three other teenagers
A 22-year-old woman has pleaded guilty to murdering her best friend after a man promised online to pay her $9 million for photos of the murder.
Denali Brehmer admitted to the 2019 first-degree murder of Cynthia “CeeCee” Hoffman, 19, in a courtroom in Anchorage, Alaska on Wednesday.
Hoffman was found dead with a gunshot wound to the back of the head and bound with duct tape after disappearing on the hiking trail to Thunderbird Falls.
Prosecutors alleged Brehmer, then 18, was fished out by a “millionaire” named “Tyler” to murder someone in exchange for millions, according to KTUU.
Police later revealed that the catfish was Darin Schilmiller, then 21.
Denali Brehmer, 22, has pleaded guilty to murdering her best friend after a man promised online to pay her $9 million for photos of the murder
Cynthia ‘CeeCee’ Hoffman, 19, was murdered in 2019. Hoffman was found dead with a gunshot wound to the back of the head and bound with duct tape after disappearing along the Thunderbird Falls hiking trail
On the day of Hoffman’s disappearance, Brehmer told police that she and then 16-year-old Kayden McIntosh borrowed a friend’s car and drove with Hoffman to the popular hiking trail on June 2.
She told police they planned to take pictures of each other and tape Hoffman’s hands, feet and mouth.
Brehmer said McIntosh at one point took a gun from her and shot Hoffman before pushing her into the river.
They then allegedly drove to a park, called Hoffman’s family, and said they would drop her off at the park. Police said they went to another park and burned Hoffman’s purse and other items, as well as the gun used in the shooting.
McIntosh was also charged with murder.
The third teenager to be charged with murder was Caleb Leyland, then 19.
Leyland confessed to police that he helped plan Hoffman’s death and gave Brehmer his car to commit the murder, according to The Alaska Star.
The teenagers told police that each of them should receive a portion of Schilmiller’s promised reward for their role in the murder.
Meanwhile, Schilmiller was arrested in August 2019 and charged with first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder. He is currently awaiting trial.
Prosecutors alleged that Brehmer, then 18, was fished by a “millionaire” named “Tyler.” Police later identified the catfish as Darin Schilmiller, then 21
Kayden McIntosh, then 16, and Caleb Leyland, then 19, are two of the other teenagers charged in Hoffman’s death
Back in 2019, Hoffman’s family said the victim was the mental age of a seventh grader and that she met Brehmer when they were both Service High School students.
“All I know is that my daughter didn’t deserve any of this,” her father, Timothy Hoffman, said when he went to court to see the teen’s charges.
He said Cynthia described Brehmer as her “best friend.”
Cynthia had a developmental disability that caused his daughter to function intellectually at a seventh-grade level, leaving her vulnerable, her father said.
“She should have had the friends she wanted. She shouldn’t have had people plotting against her. And the age of these people? I think it’s sick. And now they don’t have to live the nightmare that I have to live,” he said at the time.
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