A con girl agreed to a plea deal Monday in trade for 3 many years in jail for fatally shooting a Florida college student in entrance of his horrified girlfriend after they stopped to help her.
Yasmine Hider, 21, can be required to plead responsible to homicide, theft and kidnapping in Alabama federal court for the August 14, 2022, assault on Adam Simjee and Mikayla Paulus. A choose nonetheless has to approve the settlement.
Shortly earlier than Hider made the deal, Paulus wrote a heart-wrenching tribute to Simjee, 22, on the anniversary of his homicide.
“This is just the first year of many without him, but I see him everywhere,” she wrote on Facebook. “There is never a moment that goes by where he’s not on my mind. The rest of my life will be a love letter to him. I’ll miss you and love you forever sweet boy.”
The tragic capturing unfolded after Hider flagged down the University of Central Florida college students, who had been driving by means of Alabama’s Cheaha State Park in search of waterfalls.
Hider advised the couple that her XB Scion had damaged down about an eighth of a mile away and requested for his or her help.
The college students adopted her to her car and tried to use jumper cables to get it began, as Hider sat within the driver’s seat.
Paulus even known as her dad, who is a mechanic, for recommendation. Little did the couple know that the Scion had really damaged down weeks earlier, and that this was a ruse to rob them.
Hider immediately pulled a gun on the duo and ordered them to “empty their pockets and walk further into the woods,” in accordance to the plea settlement.
“Everything we have is in the van. You can have it,” Simjee advised her earlier than pulling a pistol from his waistband and ordering her to drop her weapon.
“Are you serious?” Hider responded after which opened hearth. A wild gunfight ensued, and each Hider and Simjee had been struck.
“Why did you shoot me?” requested Hider, who was slumped in opposition to a fallen pine tree with three gunshot wounds to her stomach and one to her leg. “It wasn’t supposed to be like this.”
Hider’s alleged confederate Krystal Pinkins briefly emerged from the woods after which fled.
Paulus known as 911, as she frantically tried to save Simjee, who was hit as soon as within the stomach.
As Simjee misplaced consciousness, Paulus eliminated her shirt to staunch the bleeding and began chest compressions. But Simjee stopped breathing.
The suspects had been residing “off the grid” within the Talladega National Forest close to the crime scene and allegedly had connections with cult chief Rashad Jamal White.
Investigators tracked Pinkins to a base camp of tents, and her five-year-old son allegedly ran from the woods wielding a loaded gun, in accordance to courtroom papers. He put the weapon down, and police arrested Pinkins.
She allegedly advised FBI agents that she’d given the gun to Hider. They had tried the identical ploy on an older girl the day earlier than, however their goal refused to observe them to the car, Pinkins allegedly mentioned.
Her case continues to be pending.