Police: Pa. Facebook target likely slain over pot

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Police near Philadelphia say a man who was shot earlier this week was likely killed for selling bad drugs, not because his girlfriend sought out a hitman on Facebook.

Police in Upper Darby on Thursday charged a man with carjacking the vehicle involved in Monday night’s shooting of Corey White.

White’s ex-girlfriend is being held on charges she used Facebook to find someone to kill him. A judge upheld felony charges against London Eley and 18-year-old Timothy Bynum hours before White was killed.

Both had been in jail for weeks when someone stepped out of a car and shot White.

Upper Darby Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood says 24-year-old Alexander Solomon is now charged with carjacking that vehicle. Chitwood says it appears White was killed for selling bad marijuana.

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