Man Killed After Ex Sought Hit Man on Facebook

Philly man gunned down hours after charges against ex upheld
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 17, 2011 12:00 PM CDT
Man Killed After Ex Sought Hit Man on Facebook
London Eley has been incarcerated since June on murder solicitation charges.   (YouTube)

(Newser) – More than two months after Philadelphia mom London Eley posted "I will pay somebody a stack to kill my baby father" as her Facebook status, somebody has killed the father of her baby. Corey White, 22, was gunned down hours after a hearing in which a judge upheld murder solicitation charges against Eley on Monday, NBC reports. The 20-year-old and a friend who offered to kill White for $1,000 have been in jail since June.

Police say they're not sure whether the Facebook post had anything to do with the shooting. White was suspected of being the getaway driver after a nightclub shooting last month, AP notes. Eley's lawyer says she had nothing to do with the shooting and her Facebook post was "the product of momentary anger" after an argument with White over custody of their child. "I'm sort of somewhat happy, ironically, that she was in custody, so at least we know physically she's not involved," he says. (Read more Facebook stories.)

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