Ukrainian Internet 'bride' scammed Texas man out of $57,000, Guilty.
Texas man pleads guilty in bizarre murder plot against Ukrainian Internet 'bride' who scammed him Published August 27, 2012
David Sartin, 49, was so incensed when he found out the Ukrainian beauty he'd met through a website had taken him to the cleaners that he tried to have her kidnapped and shipped to his home, according to the Houston Chronicle. The unemployed man planned to keep Elena Barykina imprisoned in a fortified room in his house while he slowly killed her with lead poisoning, according to authorities. Last week, Sartin pleaded guilty to attempted kidnapping and brandishing a firearm in connection with the case.