Not the onions.
Once in a while we stumble across headlines that on a first look would make you think you are reading the Onion.
This headline come from South Carolina, a white man’s plans to hire a supremacist to kill his black neighbour was thwarted when the man solicited a police officer.
According to reports, 25-year-old Brandon Lecroy put down a $100 deposit to have his neighbour killed, hung from a tree and a flaming cross placed on his property. Authorities were tipped of about his plans after he contacted a white supremacist organisation “to seek assistance with the murder of his African-American neighbour.”
Shortly after, an agent made contact with him. During a March phone call what sealed Lecroy’s fate was when he allegedly said “$500 and he’s a ghost.”According to the Associated Press, Lecroy was arrested in April after paying the deposit for the murder and revealing he may have more people he wants to have killed. Lecroy even provided information that said his neighbour would be home and provided pictures. Its reported, Lecroy paid the money “with acknowledgment that this payment was for the murder of his neighbour.” The Post & Courier also reports Lecroy wanted to obtain a “ghost gun” that was untraceable.
The failed murder is currently behind bars at the Federal Medical Center Devens prison in Massachusetts. He has been charged with olicitation to commit a crime of violence and use of interstate commerce facilities in the commission of murder-for-hire. If convicted he faces 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.