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Offers 'a stack to kill my baby father'

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A Philadephia woman who decided it was a bright idea to publicly recruit a hitman on Facebook is behind bars after the intended victim's mum spotted her murderous solicitation.

Eley London, 20, allegedly hit the social network on 23 May following a row with Corey Jerome White, the father of her one-year-old daughter. She posted: "I will pay somebody a stack to kill my baby father."

This money-making opportunity caught the eye of Timothy Bynum, 18, who replied: "say no more," "what he look like?" "where he be at," "need dat stack 1st," and "ima mop that bull", according to ABC News.

The conspirators then allegedly agreed a price of $1,000, and London provided Bynum with an address and description of White.

Before Bynum could make his move, however, White's mother clocked London's original message and alerted her son, who called in the cops.

London was cuffed on 10 June, the New York Daily News explains. Police raided Bynum's home in Darby, Pennsylvania, on 12 June, where they found "a 22 caliber gun, fully loaded which had an obliterated serial number".

London has been charged with solicitation to commit murder, while Bynum is facing attempted murder and conspiracy raps.

Philadelphia Police Lt. John Walker summarised: "It's shocking that people are just so stupid." ®

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