Teen guilty of murder plot to kill ex after hacked Facebook defense



A Washington state teen was found guilty of conspiring to kill her ex-boyfriend — despite her claims that it was really a hacker who tried to lure him to his death via her Facebook account, according to a report.

Fe Hadley, 18, showed no emotion when she was convicted Monday in the attempted murder of 18-year-old Ryan Vaughn in Benton City, the Tri-City Herald reported.

She took the stand in her own defense Friday and insisted she had no role in the November 2017 scheme.

Prosecutors argued Hadley plotted with friend Jeremiah Cunningham to stab Vaughn to death behind a market near their school. They claim that Hadley was upset about her break-up with Vaughn after the pair briefly dated.

Cunningham testified that Hadley was the “lure and leader” of the scheme, but Cunningham was supposed to handle the slaying, the Tri-City Herald reported.

For days, Hadley tried to convince Vaughn through Facebook to meet her at the market to talk, the newspaper reported.

The duo eventually met inside the store for sodas, but Vaughn noticed a strange person in a mask outside and returned to class, prosecutors said.

The suspicious person — later identified as Cunningham — was reported by other students to authorities, the outlet reported.

During the trial, Hadley claimed that someone hacked her Facebook account and sent multiple messages to Vaughn. She also claimed that she didn’t believe Cunningham when he mentioned the murder plot.

It’s not clear how many years Hadley will face in prison, the outlet reported. Her sentencing hasn’t been scheduled.



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