Man Indicted After Attempt to Have His African American Neighbor Murdered

South Carolina man 25 tried to enlist white supremacists to kill his black neighbor for $500

South Carolina man 25 tried to enlist white supremacists to kill his black neighbor for $500

Authorities say a white SC man thought he was offering $500 to a hit man to kill his black neighbor, hang his body from a tree and burn a cross on his lawn, but he was mistaken.

The US attorney's office in SC announced on Tuesday that Lecroy could face up to 10 years in prison and $250,000 fines if he's found guilty of "murder for hire".

A SC man was recently busted for trying to murder his black neighbor with the help of local white supremacists.

"$500 and he's a ghost", Lecroy said during the phone call, according to the court document. That man put Lecroy in touch with a "white supremacist" willing to commit murder who was actually an undercover Federal Bureau of Investigation agent.

Lecroy should also be charged with making a terroristic threat, though his white privilege apparently worked even when he was clearly committing a crime.

After the agent agreed to that price, Lecroy asked him to hang his neighbor from a tree and place a "flaming cross" in the front yard. They discussed the best time to commit the murder.

A couple days later, Lecroy and the agent scheduled the murder.

According to the Associated Press, Lecroy was arrested in April after paying the deposit for the murder and revealing he may have more people he wants to have killed. In a subsequent phone conversation in March, Lecroy told the Federal Bureau of Investigation agent he planned to take over the victim's property and wanted to buy a 9 mm "ghost gun" that would be untraceable, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation account.

An attorney for Lecroy did not immediately respond to HuffPost's request for comment.

The judge in the case ordered that Mr. Lecroy get a psychological evaluation.

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