A South Carolina man was arrested for scheming to have his Black neighbor killed by local white supremacists according to The Post And Courier.
Brandon Cory Lecroy attempted to enlist the help of a local white supremacist group to lynch his Black neighbor and place a burning cross in his yard.
Law enforcement was able to stop his plan thanks to an FBI informant inside the white supremacist group. That “white supremacist” that Lecroy was talking to put him in touch with a person willing to commit the murder who actually turned out to be an undercover FBI agent.
On several occasions, Lecroy talked with the undercover agent about murdering his neighbor according to a federal complaint. In a recorded phone call Lecroy can be heard saying, “$500 and he’s a ghost.”
Once the agent agreed to the price, Lecroy asked if he could hang his neighbor from a tree and put a flaming cross in his yard. He texted the agent a picture of his neighbor to confirm that he’d kill the right man.
He then scheduled the murder and suggested the agent use a 9mm handgun with “2 clips” because it was untraceable. On April 9, Lecroy met with the agent to give him a downpayment of $100. He was arrested immediately after that transaction.
Lecroy is charged with a count, “solicitation to commit a crime of violence and use of interstate commerce facilities in the commission of murder-for-hire.” If he is found guilty, Lecroy could be looking at up to 10 years in prison with a $250,000 fine.
Lecroy was sent to a federal prison hospital where a judge ordered that he undergo a psychiatric evaluation to find out if he’s capable of standing trial.
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(Source: The Post And Courier)
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