West Chester Teen Admits Trying To Hire Facebook Hit Man
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A Chester County teenager has admitted trying to hire a hit man through the social networking site Facebook to murder a woman who accused him of rape.
Nineteen-year old Corey Adams faces up to 22 years in jail after accepting a plea agreement Friday, confessing to the charges against him of rape, criminal solicitation of murder, and other related counts.
Investigators say Adams made Facebook postings in search of a hit man to take out a woman who accused him of rape.
First Assistant District Attorney Patrick Carmody describes how the investigation led to the plea in court. “They pretended to be the hit man. We gathered evidence. The victim was courageous enough to testify at a preliminary hearing, and the combination of all those factors led the defendant to no option but to admit that he had committed the crime.”
Adams had offered $500 dollars in one of his postings. In another, he claimed that he needed this girl knocked off right now.
Reported By Dan Wing, KYW Newsradio.