Inmate Plotted Murder ... via Paper Airplane: Cops

Sent note to fellow inmate, who turned him over to police

By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff

Posted Oct 3, 2013 8:30 AM CDT

(Newser) – A Long Island man accused of rape will now also be charged with conspiracy to murder after what police say was a plot hatched using, well, paper airplanes. Patrick O'Sullivan, 21, had hoped to kill his alleged victim and a witness, police say, and offered a fellow inmate $23,000 to make it happen, via flying notes the men called "kites," NBC New York reports. "Without a vic's statement, the DA's case against me would lose all the power right? As long as you get that done, I will be Gucci," said one message, which the other inmate (who is set to be released soon) then handed over to police.

O'Sullivan's alleged plot was particularly gruesome: He wanted the victim's body dumped in the water, but the witness' body buried ... "so after the case against me collapses and I get out of jail I can dig up the body, cut its head off and mail it to his family for the holidays," one of the notes allegedly said. O'Sullivan is accused of raping the woman at gunpoint while she was housesitting, the New York Daily News reports; he allegedly admitted in one of the notes that he wasn't wearing a condom. O'Sullivan could face life in prison for the rape charge alone. (In another recent case, a wife convinced her husband to shoot their neighbor ... over "telepathic rape.")

A student checks out a paper airplane Wednesday, April 24, 2013, in Pittsburgh.   (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
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