[HuffPo] Authorities in Pennsylvania are investigating the slaying of a Philadelphia man who was gunned down after a judge upheld felony charges against the mother of his child. The former girlfriend is accused of allegedly offering $1,000 on Facebook for someone to kill him, police said. Corey White, 22, was shot once in the chest a couple of blocks from his home in West Philadelphia around 7:45 p.m. Monday. White was pronounced dead shortly after arrival at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.
“The preliminary investigation reveals that the occupants of a brown vehicle pulled up on the decedent, got out, there was some type of verbal confrontation and one of them pulled out a gun and shot him once in the chest,” Philadelphia Police Captain James Clark said.
The investigation into the slaying is still underway, and no suspects or persons of interest have been named, but police say they are looking into a few different theories. One revolves around White’s ex-girlfriend, London Eley, 20, who is also the mother of his 2-year-old daughter. Police said that on May 23, Eley allegedly wrote in a Facebook post: “I will pay somebody a stack to kill my baby father.” According to police, a “stack” is slang for $1,000.
Police said Bynum allegedly responded to the ad, writing, “Say no more … what he look like … where he be at … need that stack 1st.”
According to police, Eley posted that Facebook message roughly 15 minutes after she was involved in a heated argument with White and told him that he would never see his daughter again.
See, now this is how you solicit murder in a public forum. There’s a fine line between paying to have someone kill your baby daddy and sending a stern warning to your daughter’s child molesting boyfriend. What is that fine line? I’m not sure. But one scenario ended up with a body and one didn’t, so I know it’s there. What’s really great about this whole story though, is how dumb the criminals are. You may miss it because the language is very, uh, urban. Here, I’ll translate:
London – Dear family and friends. I’d like to have my dead beat ex-boyfriend, father of my child, shot dead. If any of you would be so kind as to help me with this matter, I’d happily pay you one thousand dollars in the form of cash.
Bynum – Dearest London. I have read your offer and feel I am up to the task. As we are discussing matters that are considered criminal, please provide no further information as not to incriminate ourselves. Actually, forget that last part. Please provide me information about what his general appearance is and a location in which I can find him. Ok, no more information starting now. Well, right after you give me that requested information… then, no more information after that. I sure could use one thousand dollars.
PS – When I type updates on facebook, sometimes I accidentally hit “enter” before I’m done and it automatically sends the message. Imagine Eley did that before she had a chance to type “father”? What a mess that’d be.