Pembroke Pines man tries to hire hitman to kill his ex’s lover

The targeted man, who is still alive, lived in Tampa.

PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. — A South Florida man has been criminally charged after trying to hire a hitman to kill his ex-girlfriend’s lover, prosecutors say.

The plot began in September when Ryan Hadeed, 43, of Pembroke Pines, sent a letter to a hitman, the district attorney’s office said.

“I need someone out. I was told you could fix this. $10,000 Just in case and up front. Nobody located in Tampa,” the first letter allegedly read.

Prosecutors say Hadeed sent two more missives asking the hitman to report that he had accepted the job by posting marked sheets of paper on his store window, “among other things.”

On November 10, the would-be hitman received a final letter from Hadeed which included a description and photos of the man Hadeed wanted to kill, as well as the man’s home address and likely travel schedule, according to an affidavit. And, the last letter included a deadline for the murder.

Inside the envelope was also $10,000 in cash, according to prosecutors.

The district attorney’s office said Hadeed left the country on a one-way ticket the same day the hitman obtained the money and photos of the targeted man.

Law enforcement discovered the plan, however. Prosecutors say further evidence of the crime was found when Hadeed passed through customs on his return from his international trip.

He was arrested on December 22 by the police.

The targeted man, who is still alive, is romantically involved with Hadeed’s former girlfriend, according to the affidavit.

Hadeed is charged with one count of using the US messaging system in the commission of murder-for-hire. He is due in court Dec. 29 in Fort Lauderdale.

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