Indiana man pleads not guilty in case involving murder conspiracy
ANCHORAGE, Alaska – 21-year-old Darin Schilmiller of Indiana pleaded not guilty at an arraignment hearing in Alaska for the murder of 19-year-old Cynthia Hoffman.
According to prosecutors, Schilmiller allegedly cat-fished 19-year-old Denali Brehmer of Alaska and offered her 9 million dollars to carry out the murder.
Brehmer and friends of Hoffman, who is developmentally disabled, lured her to a hiking trail where she was shot and killed.
Hoffman’s father, who was at the hearing, asserted that his daughter would want justice.
"When she says 'Get him Daddy', I'm going to be at every court appearance,” Hoffman said. “I am going to make sure the judge does his job. I will hopefully make sure that they get the full sentence, because that boy needs to pay one way or another. And so does everybody else involved. They all need to pay."
Schilmiller also pleaded not guilty to child pornography charges on Wednesday.
Schilmiller has been charged with 5 counts of murder.