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Inmate Charged in DA Murder Plot: He'll Get 'F---ing Pizza'

Alleged gang member Billie Allen wanted to take out Colorado DA, authorities say
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted May 13, 2019 8:29 AM CDT

(Newser) – An overheard conversation between inmates in a Colorado jail sounded on the surface like a casual chat about a pizza delivery. But upon closer listen, a deputy realized something more chilling was afoot, and now an alleged gang member has been charged with plotting to murder the Weld County district attorney. The Greeley Tribune reports 32-year-old Billie Allen, who's been behind bars since April 2018 on multiple drug and weapons charges, was apparently angry at DA Michael Rourke for bringing those charges against him. "I'm going to make sure something happens," Allen, said to be a member of the white supremacist gang 211 Crew, was overheard telling a fellow inmate in December 2018, according to court records cited by the Washington Post. "I'm going to make sure I have a pizza delivered to him. He's going to get that f---ing pizza."

The Durango Herald notes Allen allegedly wanted the hit on Rourke carried out at 2:11am (in an alleged tribute to the gang) on Christmas Eve, per the court documents. Authorities believe the "pizza party" reference was prompted by the March 2013 assassination of Colorado prisons chief Tom Clements, who was killed by an ex-inmate who showed up at his home posing as a pizza delivery man. Allen also reportedly had a plan B in case the murder plot fell through: He would bite Rourke's face when his trial started up. Now added to Allen's weapons and drugs charges is one count of solicitation of first-degree murder, which could earn him up to 24 additional years behind bars. He'll next be in court June 18. (Read more white supremacists stories.)

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