Brandon Cory Lecroy, 26, has been sentenced to 10 years in a federal prison for attempting to hire a hit man to lynch his Black neighbor and leave a burning cross on his lawn.
The New York Times reports the South Carolina man contacted an unidentified white supremacist organization last year to execute the hate crime, but was approached instead by an undercover FBI agent posing as a hit man. Lecroy reportedly told the undercover agent over the phone, “$500 and he’s a ghost,” according to an arrest warrant affidavit. He even went as far as to text the agent photos of two targets, including a neighbor that authorities have yet to identify.
After sending the agent a down payment of $100, he was taken into custody. After initially pleading not guilty, he withdrew his plea and pleaded guilty to one count of murder for hire.
Authorities say they were tipped off in March 2018 that Lecroy contacted a White supremacist group to carry out the murder.
According to an affidavit in the United States District Court in South Carolina, Lecroy’ main motivation was to take over his neighbor’s property.
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