Published: Fri, May 11, 2018
Global | By Craig Ferguson

Man used white supremacist group to hire "hit man" for black neighbor

Man used white supremacist group to hire

A man in SC reportedly wanted to hire a killer to lynch his black neighbor on a tree and burn a cross on his lawn.

Unbeknownst to him, however, one of the white supremacists he spoke to was an Federal Bureau of Investigation informant. They discussed the best time to commit the murder.

"Lecroy, from Hodges, allegedly said "$500 and he's a ghost", during a March phone call with the agent.

Authorities say Brandon Lecroy, 25, thought he was offering $500 to a hit man to kill his black neighbor - but the "hit man" was really an undercover officer. He gave the agent a $100 down payment in cash for the murder plot. Lecroy told the agent to use an untraceable 9mm handgun with two "clips", and offered the agent more jobs in the future.

Lecroy sent the deputy photos of the neighbor.

It's understood that Lecroy met with the informant on April 9, and was arrested later that day.

A federal grand jury indicted a Greenwood County man on murder-for hire charges on Tuesday.

Brandon Cory Lecroy, 25, of Hodges, South Carolina, was indicted by a federal grand jury on one count of solicitation to commit a crime of violence and one count of using interstate commerce facilities in the commission of murder for hire, the USA attorney's office in South Carolina announced Tuesday.

He was charged with murder for hire and solicitation to commit a crime of violence and faces up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

Lecroy gave the money "with acknowledgment that this payment was for the murder of his neighbor", court documents said, according to the Post & Courier. A magistrate judge ordered a psychiatric or psychological evaluation to determine whether Lecroy is competent to stand trial.

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