13 Feb '11, 3am

US teen pleads guilty to trying to hire a hitman to kill woman accusing him of rape; faces 11 to 22 years in jail

WEST CHESTER (Pennsylvania) - A TEENAGER faces 11 to 22 years in prison after agreeing to a plea agreement on charges he used Facebook to try to hire a hit man to kill a woman who had accused him of rape. Nineteen-year-old Corey Christian Adams, of Westchester, Pennsylvania, accepted the plea agreement on Friday on charges of rape, criminal solicitation of murder and other counts. In July, a 20-year-old woman who had accused Adams of raping her after a party called police to point out a posting on his Facebook page offering US$500 (S$642) for 'a girls head.' In a later posting, police say Adams said 'he needed this girl knocked off right now.' The Daily Local News of West Chester reports that neither Adams nor his attorney commented outside court. -- AP

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