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Tue Apr 16, 2019, 11:35 AM

White Man Gets 10 Years in Prison for Trying to Hire Hit Man to Lynch Black Neighbor

White Man Gets 10 Years in Prison for Trying to Hire Hit Man to Lynch Black Neighbor

By Sandra E. Garcia

April 15, 2019

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/15/us/hit-man-lynching.html

A white man in South Carolina has been sentenced to 10 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to trying to hire a hit man to kill his black neighbor, hang him from a tree and leave a burning cross in his yard, prosecutors said.

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An F.B.I. agent posing as a hit man contacted Mr. Lecroy, who told the agent over the phone, “$500 and he’s a ghost,” according to an arrest warrant affidavit. After giving the agent an initial payment of $100, he was taken into custody.

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Mr. Lecroy went as far as texting the agent photos of two targets, including the neighbor, whom the authorities have not identified. He also provided times when it would have been best to commit the murder.

Mr. Lecroy said he planned to take over his neighbor’s property, according to an affidavit in the United States District Court in South Carolina. He also asked the agent for a “ghost gun,” or an untraceable 9-millimeter gun that had not been stolen, according to court documents. What Mr. Lecroy planned to do with the “ghost gun” was not disclosed.

After initially pleading not guilty, Mr. Lecroy withdrew his plea and pleaded guilty to one count of murder for hire.

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Reply White Man Gets 10 Years in Prison for Trying to Hire Hit Man to Lynch Black Neighbor (Original post)
marble falls Apr 2019 OP
mr_lebowski Apr 2019 #1
marble falls Apr 2019 #2
TheBlackAdder Apr 2019 #3
mr_lebowski Apr 2019 #4
marble falls Apr 2019 #6
InAbLuEsTaTe Apr 2019 #5
marble falls Apr 2019 #7
InAbLuEsTaTe Apr 2019 #8
marble falls Apr 2019 #9
nykym Apr 2019 #10

Response to marble falls (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 11:38 AM

1. Oh, and have a nice day ...

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Response to mr_lebowski (Reply #1)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 11:41 AM

2. Donny was out of his fucking league.

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 11:43 AM

3. Funny if the White Supremacist organization thought Lecroy was an FBI set-up and narced him out.

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Reply #3)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 11:47 AM

4. Oh, that would be WAY classic :) (nt)

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Reply #3)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 11:54 AM

6. And a distinct possibility. That would be rich!

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 11:48 AM

5. Only 10 years?! WTF?!?!


Bernie & Elizabeth 2020!!!
Welcome to the revolution!!!

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Response to InAbLuEsTaTe (Reply #5)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 11:56 AM

7. Ten years for planning a murder is actually pretty high. Usually as I've read in the past is ...

less than five.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #7)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 11:58 AM

8. Seems ridiculous to me... just because the plan failed?! Should be a life sentence!!

But, I'll be gracious and throw in the possibility of parole.


Bernie & Elizabeth 2020!!!
Welcome to the revolution!!!

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Response to InAbLuEsTaTe (Reply #8)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 12:02 PM

9. Its not that it failed but the "reasonable doubt" that he might have changed his mind ...

sometimes the police fake the murder and then arrest when the accused pays off or recieves "proof". It doesn't appear this went that far.

If he screws up in prison he might get his full hitch.

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 12:37 PM

10. Well I guess the Neighbor

can try to take over Lecroy's property now

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