After meeting a teenaged woman on the PlentyOfFish dating website, a 27-year-old Florida man was mercilessly shot to death. Prosecutors say that Adam “Bobbie” Hilarie, the father of a young girl, met 18-year-old Hailey Bustos via the dating website. He and Bustos went bowling and then returned to his apartment at the conclusion of their first date. 
 
Once Hilarie of Auburndale FL agreed to have a second rendezvous with her, Bustos returned on August 19 with three accomplices to his apartment to rob him. Hilarie was shot in the head despite begging for his life. According to an arrest record, “Hilarie was begging for his life, he was not putting up any kind of fight, and was telling them that he had a 5-year-old daughter.” They stole his televisions, an X-box, an i-Phone, and some dope. In addition, they stole alcohol and jewelry.
 
According to the arrest report, Bustos remained in a car during the robbery and later claimed that she did not expect that Hilarie would be killed. Bustos was paid $50 to set up Hilarie and spring the trap. Bustos is facing murder and robbery charges, as are her accomplices: Joshua Ellington (26), Gary Gray (31), and Andre Warner (26).
 
Hilarie’s daughter, little Lajaya told ABC Action News, “I miss my daddy because he’s with Jesus.” A GoFundMe account has been established to support his daughter.
 
 
Deputy Chief Andy Ray said at a news conference, "In cases like this, it's easy for us to put ourselves in the shoes of the family."
 
Bustos was busted for an unrelated robbery over the August 20-21 weekend and authorities were able to tie her to the death of Hilarie. Witnesses recalled seeing her with Hilarie on the evening of August 18.
 
After killing Hilarie, the three male accomplices celebrated, according to authorities. Later on, they fought over payment and then smashed the television sets and discarded the iPhone. 
 
Ray called on users of dating websites to exercise due diligence by conducting internet searches on their prospective dates before hooking up. He advised that they should exert a healthy amount of suspicion of anyone they meet. Also, he advised against taking home first dates. "You just have to remember, you have no idea who you are talking to," he said. "They may present themselves as one thing and be someone totally different."

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Spero News writer Martin Barillas is a former US diplomat, who also worked as a democracy advocate and election observer in Latin America. His first novel 'Shaken Earth', is available at Amazon.

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