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An American woman has been accused of trying to hire someone to kill her ex-boyfriend's new lover after finding her details listed on his MySpace page. According to Arizona police, 22-year Heather Kane old paid an undercover officer $400, promising a further $600 once the job was done.

"Basically, we got a murder for hire. A young lady was jealous that her boyfriend moved in with another girl. She did her own investigative work and found out the girl was one of the people on her boyfriend's MySpace.com friends list," Detective Jerry Gissel told AFP reporters.

Kane spoke to an acquaintance after finding the new girlfriend listed on her ex's "friends" list on his MySpace page. According to police, she told her friend that she would pay to have the woman killed.

Her friend contacted the police, who set up the undercover sting. Kane met with the purported contract killer on Tuesday, where she handed over all the information she had amassed from the MySpace page.

"He said he would shoot the woman in the head if that was all right, and Kane said that was fine," Gissel said. "She showed no emotion."

He added that the incident demonstrated the dangers of having so much personal information publicly available.

Kane was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to attempt murder. She is being held in custody, and bail has been set at $90,000. ®

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