UC Riverside Co-Ed Allegedly Asked Boyfriends to Help Her Kill Her Exes

PHOTO: 22-year-old Barbara Wu, a UC Riverside student,has been charged in plot to kill former boyfriends.
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A University of California at Riverside co-ed is accused of asking two former boyfriends to kill two other of her ex-boyfriends in a bizarre murder-for-hire plot.

Barbara Wu, 22, faces six felony charges including soliciting murder, making terrorist threats and stalking.

Wu's attorney, Rajan Maline, told ABC News the charges against his client were baseless.

"They have yet to produce one threat of any kind that my client made," he said. "What you're going to see though, is a spurned young person that was very much in love."

But one of her former boyfriends, Dennis Lin, testified that Wu asked him during their four-month relationship to abduct another one of her ex-boyfriends in order to kill him.

"She asked me to kidnap him, tie him up so she could break his legs with a bat, to motorcycle him and then to somehow kill him and then dispose of the body," he said in Riverside County Superior Court on Friday.

Once Wu allegedly asked Lin to commit murder for her, he went to police, who asked him to wear a wire. Investigators said when they listened to the tapes, they heard Wu allegedly plotting the violent death for her ex.

The alleged target of Wu's malice, who has not been identified, also testified in court Friday that after he broke up with her via email in December 2012, she went on a rampage for revenge.

Wu allegedly sent this ex-boyfriend threatening messages, posted his personal information on a Craigslist sex ad and even confronted him with a knife, he said.

"She guarded the door with a knife. She tried to attack me with the knife and that's all I remember," he said in court on Friday.

Wu was arrested on May 29 and was being held on $500,000 bail at the Larry D. Smith Correctional Facility in Banning, Calif. She has pleaded not guilty to charges against her, ABC Los Angeles station KABC-TV reported.

After Wu's arrest was reported in the media, a second man, who said he had dated Wu in 2009 and 2010, contacted UCR police because he thought was the intended target, Riverside County district attorney spokesman John Hall said in a news release. The second man, whose identity hasnot been released, told authorities that Wu also asked him to kill another former boyfriend.

Wu's preliminary hearing was scheduled to resume Monday morning in Riverside County Superior Court.

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