Avalone Fishback, 20 (pictured), of Guthrie, Oklahoma, was charged with first-degree solicitation of murder on Wednesday for attempting to have her ex-boyfriend killed
A college student has been arrested after she allegedly attempted to hire someone to kill her ex-boyfriend.
Avalone Fishback, 20, of Guthrie, Oklahoma, was charged with first-degree solicitation of murder on Wednesday, reported
According to a probable cause affidavit filed in Payne County District Court, Fishback contacted at least four different people asking if they would kill her former lover living in Lee’s Summit, Missouri.
Lee’s Summit police say they learned of the incident after a man contacted them and told them Fishback had allegedly contacted him asking him to commit the murder.
He told officers he met the college student on the dating app Plenty of Fish.
From there, police contacted the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation and the FBI, with all agencies conducting a joint investigation.
According to KFOR, the man said he was contacted in late August and an FBI agent took over the account in early September.
Documents show Fishback also contacted another man on the dating app about the murder.
The man asked for $1,000 to shoot her ex-boyfriend and dump the body, but Fishback backed out after she learned he was already facing criminal charges, reported
When officers showed Fishback a copy of the conversations she’d had on the app, she confessed to the plot.
She told police that she’d also reached out to a man on Snapchat and suggested they travel to Missouri to kill her ex-boyfriend.
Fishback (left and right) contacted at least four different people about the plot. She allegedly told police that she wanted her former lover murdered ‘because he had betrayed her, lied to her mother and broke off the relationship he had with her’
One person Fishback contacted on the dating app Plenty of Fish (pictured) asked for $1,000 to shoot her ex-boyfriend and dump the body. But Fishback backed out after she learned the man had pending criminal charges against him.
Fishback admitted she’d also spoken to a fourth person, who agreed on September 28 to commit the crime for $600.
In an interview with investigators, Fishback allegedly said she wanted to have her ex-boyfriend murdered ‘because he had betrayed her, lied to her mother and broke off the relationship he had with her’ and she ‘would be happy’ if the plot had worked.
She was arrested in her dorm room at Langston University in Langston, Oklahoma, and is being held in Logan County Jail on a $150,000 bond.
Her next court appearance is scheduled for 9am on October 25.
If she is convicted of the felony, she faces five years to life in prison.
Langston University officials have not commented but released a statement on the incident on Wednesday afternoon.
‘Langston University is aware of the matter and the Langston University Police Department is working with and will continue cooperating with the OSBI who is the lead agency on this matter,’ the statement read.