Dawn Melody DaLuise, 55, of Los Angeles is being tried for solicitation of murder. She considered herself a facial specialist who boasted of having a high profile clientele of celebrities and actresses. Apparently that was not enough.
In her quest to blow out her rivals she attempted to reach out to a white supremacist group to put a hit on her biggest competitor. Gabriel Suarez, a homosexual Latino, was the alleged target. Suarez had just recently moved his business into the neighborhood in the same office building as DaLuise. Speaking at court he stated that he was completely unaware of any animosity that she held towards him.
It’s just really scary. The hate that this person could have toward somebody…”
Banking on the assumption of prejudice DaLuise put the word out that she needed a hit for a “double minority” – in this case gay and Mexican. Fortunately for Mr. Suarez, the police were informed of this hit and conducted a sting operation. Detective Steven McCauley had over an hour of audio recording between himself and Ms. DaLuise that was played before the judge.
If convicted Dawn DaLuise will spend up to 9 years in prison.
Her next court hearing is July 7.