Mom Hires Hit Man Over Facebook

    June 30, 2011

    After a bitter fight with her child’s father, a woman offered $1,000 on her Facebook wall to anyone who would murder her ex-boyfriend, PoliceLink reports. Even more remarkable, her offer was accepted on her Facebook wall shortly thereafter.

    Police said the plot was hatched in late May, when [London] Eley got into an argument with ex-boyfriend Corey White of West Philadelphia and posted to her Facebook wall: “I will pay somebody a stack to kill my baby father.” “Stack” is slang for $1,000.

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    When several people commented, one asking if she was sure she wanted White dead and not just hurt, police said she posted, “DEAD! HATE HIM.”

    Next, police said, [Timothy] Bynum responded with “say nomore wat he look like nd where he be at.” After Eley gave a description and information about where White was, Bynum indicated that he needed to be paid first.

    While the hit was never carried out, police believe the plot was more than just idle talk. When officers arrested Bynum, they found a loaded .22 caliber handgun in his apartment, with the serial number partially obliterated. Police also found the following photographs of Bynum yielding a gun on his Facebook page.

    Bynum is charged with attempted murder, conspiracy, and related offenses. Eley was arrested Friday and charged with conspiracy to commit murder.

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