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Mom Tries to Hire Hit Man Over Facebook

Mom Tries to Hire Hit Man Over Facebook

Philadelphia Inquirer via YellowBrix

June 15, 2011

PHILADELPHIA – After a bitter fight with her child’s father, police said, a Southwest Philadelphia woman took to her Facebook wall and offered $1,000 to anyone who would murder her ex.

London Eley, 20, didn’t have to wait long. Timothy Bynum, 18, of Darby, soon volunteered for the job.

The hit was never carried out, but police believe the plot was more than just idle talk. When officers arrested Bynum on Friday, they found a loaded .22 caliber handgun in his apartment, with the serial number partially obliterated.

“We believe there was a real potential for him to carry it out,” said Lt. John Walker of the Southwest Detective Division. “He had the means to make it happen.”

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

Police said the plot was hatched in late May, when 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.

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.”

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Investigators say Timothy Bynum took up the offer. [Facebook]

Next, police said, 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.

White’s relatives saw the exchanges on Eley’s page and immediately told White, who called police, Walker said.

“Upon reading the messages, he was extremely shaken by them,” Walker added.

Along with the exchanges between Eley and Bynum, investigators found photographs on Bynum’s page that depicted him displaying guns.

No more messages have been posted on the wall since May, but police said they do not know whether the two continued the discussions via private messaging or e-mail. Authorities could find no sign that any money had been exchanged, Walker said.

Bynum and White do not know each other, Walker said, and police are not sure whether Bynum and Eley even know each other.

“Who knows what [Eley’s] end motivation was?” Walker said. “But the words were what they were.”


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    Redsky

    almost 3 years ago

    2918 Comments

    how dumb can you get

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    IDEALIST

    almost 3 years ago

    12376 Comments

    not all the lights are on

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    Alicopwannabe

    almost 3 years ago

    30 Comments

    they should get death penalty since they don't mind killing people

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    Kutison

    almost 3 years ago

    48 Comments

    She might have gotten away with it, if it wasn't for those pesky privacy settings!

    Ha, Scooby Doo Jokes.

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    Gombino

    almost 3 years ago

    2658 Comments

    Losers like this keep us working.

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    celticolleen

    almost 3 years ago

    16 Comments

    If only stupid was a crime!

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    Anonymous

    almost 3 years ago

    it astounds me what people will post on facebook for the entire world to see.

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    darsavmo

    almost 3 years ago

    11344 Comments

    Dumb and Dumber. I want to kill someone so I'll just advertise on Facebook or Twitter for all including te police to see! I need money so I'll just reply to these posts and kill anyone you want! They probably could get off with insanity pleas as this goes beyond insane...

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    DonnaLynn

    almost 3 years ago

    10494 Comments

    Wow.

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    granny1

    almost 3 years ago

    1448 Comments

    thank god, she was that dumb. the ex might be 6 ft under right now.dumb @##!

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    SgtJoe1350

    almost 3 years ago

    24496 Comments

    how dumb can you get !!!

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    MaxVirtus

    almost 3 years ago

    12780 Comments

    Dumb criminals are often just ignorant people who do stupid things for a number of idiotic reasons. But one thing's for sure, they sure are fun to watch.

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    AKangel

    almost 3 years ago

    4950 Comments

    WOW! Dumb! and Dumber....

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    copper380

    almost 3 years ago

    2026 Comments

    Yeah, they can't trace me on fb, it is it's own little world and we can go in a chat room..........easy money.......who will know............IDIOT!!!!

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    Tetra021

    almost 3 years ago

    492 Comments

    Can't fix stoopid. but you kan put stoopid in da brick rooom.

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