London Eleye, 20, posted on Facebook in May offering a “stack” to whoever would “kill [her] baby father.” A stack is street slang for $1,000 and Timothy Bynum, 18, took her up on the Facebook murder-for-hire offer.
Police learned about the situation and searched Bynum’s home. They found a .22 caliber handgun and Eleye and Bynum (pictured) have been in jail since their arrests on June 12.
Corey White, the 22-year-old father, testified at an initial hearing against them two weeks ago.
Hours after another hearing for them on Monday, White was shot dead a few blocks away from where he lived in West Philadelphia while the pair was in custody, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Police are still investigating and couldn’t say if White’s murder was directly related to the murder-for-hire case.
CBS KYW reported that it all started as a verbal argument between Eleye and White.
Then, Eleye posted the murder-for-hire. Court documents revealed that when several people on Facebook asked Eleye if she seriously wanted him dead and not just hurt, she responded, “DEAD. HATE HIM!”
According to the Philadelphia Police Department, Bynum posted two months ago asking who the father is and where he lives.
Eleye gave him a description of White and where he lives. Bynum responded, “Ok, give me the stack, I’ll take care of it.”
It’s a tough call as to which is the dumber act: Posting a murder-for-hire on Facebook or accepting one in plain sight for anyone to see.
The Inquirer reported a brown vehicle pulled up in front of White shortly before 8 p.m. Monday.
The assailant got out and, after a brief argument, shot White in the chest, got back into the car and left.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Philadelphia homicide unit at (215) 686-3334.