Cops: Philly Mom Hires Hit Man on Facebook

Pair arrested after 'friend' calls cops

By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff

Posted Jun 15, 2011 1:56 AM CDT

(Newser) – Move over, boasting bank robbers—some new contenders for stupidest Facebook criminals have arrived. Police say Philadelphia mother Eley London, 20, sought and found a hit man on Facebook after an argument with her ex-boyfriend, reports the New York Daily News. "I will pay somebody a stack to kill my baby father," she posted on her profile.

Tim Bynum, 18, agreed to carry out the hit for $1,000, according to investigators. "Say no more ... what he look like? ... Where he be at?" asked the would-be assassin, who posted a photograph of himself holding a gun, say cops. The intended victim's aunt, whom London had apparently forgotten was among her Facebook friends and could read her messages, informed police and both conspirators were arrested. A handgun with the serial numbers removed was found at Bynum's home. "It's shocking that people are just so stupid," said a police lieutenant.

Eley London has been charged with conspiracy to commit murder.
Eley London has been charged with conspiracy to commit murder.   (YouTube)
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