Man Robbed, Murdered After Date With Woman He Met Online

Adam Hilarie, who has a 5-year-old daughter, thought the date was going well
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 23, 2016 3:28 PM CDT
Cops: Man Killed After Being Set Up by Woman He Met Online
Adam Hilarie with his daughter. Hilarie was robbed and murdered after police say he was set up by a woman he met on an online dating site.   (GoFundMe)

A 27-year-old Florida father was robbed and murdered Friday after going on a date with a woman he met online, the Orlando Sentinel reports. Adam Hilarie met 18-year-old Hailey Bustos on the dating website Plenty of Fish and went out with her Thursday. They ended up going back to his place. Police say the next day, Bustos showed up at Hilarie's home with three men. They allegedly took TVs, an Xbox, alcohol, jewelry, marijuana, and an iPhone before one of the men shot Hilarie in the head. Bustos reportedly told police she was paid $50 to set Hilarie up and didn't know he was going to be killed. According to WFLA, police believe Bustos has either done this before or talked with someone who has.

Bustos was arrested in connection with another burglary. Three male suspects—Gary Gray, Andrew Warner, and Joshua Ellington—were also arrested. Police say the men got in a fight about who got what after killing Hilarie and ended up smashing the TVs and throwing away the iPhone. Hilarie's family says his 5-year-old daughter doesn't really understand what happened to her dad. "She's just not going to be able to see how great of a guy he really is,” Hilarie's brother tells WTSP. Police are using Hilarie's death as an opportunity to warn against taking someone you met online home after the first date. (More online dating stories.)

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