South Carolina Man Gets 10 Years for Trying to Hire Hit Man to Lynch Black Neighbor

A white South Carolina man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to attempting to hire an FBI agent, who was posing as a hit man, to lynch his black neighbor. Brandon Lecroy was arrested last year after he contacted a white supremacist organization looking to hire someone to murder his black neighbor and plant a “flaming cross” in his front yard. The man he hired turned out to be an undercover agent, according to federal authorities. Lecroy told the agent over the phone: “$500 and he’s a ghost,” according to the arrest warrant. Lecroy received the maximum 10-year sentence and three years of court-ordered supervision on Friday after he pleaded guilty to a murder-for-hire charge, the United States Attorney’s Office in South Carolina said in a statement.