Via KTLA-5 in Los Angeles:
A high-profile skin care expert tried to contact a white supremacist group to kill a business rival who was a “double minority, Mexican gay,” a sheriff’s detective testified in a Los Angeles courtroom Monday. Dawn Melody DaLuise, 55, appeared at Airport Courthouse for a preliminary hearing at which a judge determine there was enough evidence to bring her to trial on one count of solicitation of murder. The North Hollywood facial specialist allegedly attempted to hire someone to kill a rival esthetician who opened a skin care business in the same West Hollywood complex as hers, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. She was charged March 7, pleading not guilty about two weeks later. DaLuise’s business, Skin Refinery, claimed multiple Hollywood actresses as clients.
Prosecutors say that DaLuise tried to make it appear that her would-be victim had been stalking her online.