Spokane, Wash. 31-year-old Katrina Danforth who goes by "Lynn Pleasant" when she's filming pornography was greeted at the Spokane International Airport by federal agents when she returned from an eight-day Hawaiian vacation.
According to the indictment, Danforth started working to hire a hitman to murder someone named "R.H." around October 20th.
Four of the charges listed for Danforth stem from her alleged use of a telephone, and one count relates to her use of the mail in an attempt to find a killer for hire. According to U.S. Assistant Attorney Traci Whelan, the intended target lives in Idaho and was not harmed.
When I sat down with Katrina Danforth for an exclusive jailhouse interview, I asked her if knew why federal agents were waiting for her at baggage claim, and she responded by saying "I don't really know precisely."
During the more than ten minutes we talked, Danforth repeatedly said she was innocent of the charges. She ended the interview WITH "I would just say more of stand by and see what happens not see what happens because that sounds terrible but um just not necessarily follow along with me but follow along with me and find out what goes on and how it goes," said Danforth.
Danforth could face up to 10 years in prison, and each of the five counts carries a maximum $250,000 fine.
Danforth remains in U.S Marshal Custody currently at the Spokane County jail where she will soon be sent to Idaho. We will keep following this story as more details become available.
The detention hearing has been waived for Katrina Danforth. She will remain in U.S. Marshal custody and will be transported back to Idaho as soon as possible.
Katrina Danforth is expected to be in federal court this afternoon at 1:30pm. We plan to have a crew in court and will bring you any new developments
Thirty-One-Year old Katrina Danforth was picked up early Wednesday morning by federal agents at Spokane International Airport after a vacation in Hawaii.
"I don't really know precisely, "said Danforth when asked why federal agents picked her up at the airports baggage claim. When asked about the alleged murder-for-hire plot and the charges she's facing Danforth says she was shocked "It was really early in the morning so was mainly just tired from my flight then shocked, but I didn't want to freak out," explained Danforth.
Danforth says she had been in Hawaii for the last eight days. Four of the charges listed for Danforth stem from her alleged use of a telephone, and one count relates to her use of the mail in an attempt to hire a person to kill a victim only identified only as R.H. in court documents.
And has told people during the exclusive jailhouse interview to stay tuned "I would just say more of stand by and see what happens not see what happens because that sounds terrible but um just not necessarily follow along with me but follow along with me and find out what goes on and how it goes."
Danforth could face up to ten years in prison with a fine of $250,000 for each offense. She will be back in federal court on Friday for a detention hearing. Calls to the U.S. District Attorney's office were not immediately returned Wednesday night.