College student arrested for trying to hire a hitman on dating app to kill her ex for "betraying" her
According to court documents, Avalone Fishback contacted at least four people to kill her former boyfriend for "betraying" her
A college student was taken into custody after she allegedly attempted to hire a hitman to kill her ex-boyfriend. Twenty-year-old Avalone Fishback from Langston University, Guthrie, Oklahoma, has been charged with first-degree solicitation of murder on October 3.
According to an affidavit filed in the Payne County District Court, Fishback had contacted at least four people about killing her ex in Lee's Summit, Missouri.
The Lee's Summit police said that they found out about the incident after a man contacted them and informed them that the woman had allegedly contacted him and asked him if he could commit the murder. He also told officers that he met Fishback on dating app, Plenty of Fish.
Following this revelation, the authorities called the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation along with the FBI and other agencies involved in the joint investigation against the college student. According to KFOR, the unidentified man told authorities that Fishback had contacted him in late August last year and an agent with the FBI took up the case in early September.
A Langston student was arrested today for allegedly tying to hire someone to kill her boyfriend. Avalone Fishback, DOB 8/25/98, was arrested on 1 count of solicitation for 1st degree murder. Participating agencies were OSBI, FBI, Langston University PD and Missouri officials. pic.twitter.com/IetsWf8b34— OSBI (@OSBIPIO) October 3, 2018
Documents also show that the 20-year-old contacted another unnamed man on the same dating app about the murder. KMBC reported that the man had asked her for a payment of $1,000 to shoot her ex and then dump the body but then she backed out of the plan when she realized that he was already facing criminal charges. She admitted to planning the murder when the authorities showed her a copy of the conversations that she had on the app.
She then told the officers that she contacted a man on Snapchat and suggested to him that they travel to Missouri together to kill her former lover. Fishback also admitted that she had spoken to a 4th man who agreed to commit the murder on September 28 for $600. In an interview with investigators, Fishbank allegedly said that she had wanted to have her former lover killed because "he had betrayed her, lied to her mother and broke off the relationship he had with her" and that she "would be happy" if the plan had worked out.
Fishback was arrested in her dorm room at the Langston University in Langston, Oklahoma. She is currently being held at the Logan County Jail on a $150,000 bond. Her next appearance in court has been set for 9 am on October 25. If she is convicted, she will be sent to prison for five years to life.
Fishbank's university released a statement on October 3, which stated: "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."