United States white supremacist tries to have black neighbour killed

White man wanted to hire hit man to kill black neighbor feds

White man wanted to hire hit man to kill black neighbor feds

A Lexington County deputy working with the Federal Bureau of Investigation submitted an affidavit in a U.S. District Court that alleges Lecroy contacted a confidential source in the Federal Bureau of Investigation on March 19 seeking help in killing his black neighbor. Lecroy sent the agent photos of the neighbor, according to court papers, and allegedly pointed out his neighbor's home to the agent.

A few days after the first conversation, he confirmed the agreement in a second phone call with the agent.

Lecroy was detained on April 9. He also asked the authority to place a "flaming cross" in his front yard and "hang his neighbor from a tree".

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Lecroy even let the agent in on his plans to take over the neighbor's property after his demise. Lecroy also said he wanted an untraceable 9mm handgun with two "clips" and told the agent that he has more jobs for him in the future, the complaint says. Officials said Lecroy put down a $100 down payment for his neighbor's murder. He is charged with solicitation to commit a crime of violence and use of interstate commerce facilities in the commission of murder-for-hire, according to records. If found guilty, Leroy could face up to 10 years in prison and $250,00 in fines. It wasn't clear whether Lecroy has an attorney. A magistrate judge ordered a psychiatric or psychological evaluation to determine whether Lecroy is competent to stand trial.

As noted by The Washington Post, the court documents did not provide details about Lecroy's relationship with his targeted neighbor nor did they specify which white supremacist organization he initially reached out to when attempting to solicit the hit.

An email to his federal public defender was not immediately returned.