Avalone Fishback, a 20-year-old student at Langston University in Langston, Oklahoma, was arrested last week after it was discovered she was using the online dating app “Plenty of Fish” in an attempt to hire someone to kill her ex-boyfriend. Court documents claim Fishback wanted her boyfriend murdered because he “betrayed her, lied to her mother” and broke up with her.
Fishback was charged with first-degree solicitation of murder, according to KFOR.
The Daily Mail adds:
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.
Those allegations led to an investigation where they discovered Fishback’s plot.
That wasn’t all for Fishback, however. Another man had asked for $1,000 to shoot her ex-boyfriend and dump the body but she discovered he was facing criminal charges already so she decided to back out, KMBC reports. Fishback also contacted a man on Snapchat in an effort to orchestrate the hit.
Fishback was arrested in her dorm at Langston University.
“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,” a statement from the university read.
Fishback is currently being held in Logan County Jail on $150,000 bond and is facing five years to life in prison if she is convicted of the crime. She is scheduled to appear in court at 9:00 a.m. on October 25.
Where Is Langston University?
Langston University is the only historically black college in the state of Oklahoma. The school is a member of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund and has an endowment of $45 million. The university, which was previously known as Oklahoma Colored Agricultural and Normal University, is home to more than 2,500 students.