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A Witness Murdered After Flirtatious Phone Calls

Killing witnesses has long been a problem, particularly in urban areas like Washington, Baltimore, Detroit… and on and on. These incidents undermine the system. And the problem is not going away. washington-dc-map2 What’s the solution?

By Del Quentin Wilber
Washington Post Staff Writer
WASHINGTON — Andre Hayes’s phone rang one October afternoon, and a mysterious woman was on the line. She had called the wrong number, she told him. But she didn’t hang up. They bantered a bit. They flirted. She said he sounded nice.

Over the next week, they spoke or texted by cellphone more than 100 times. As he drove to meet her on Halloween night, they chatted for 29 straight minutes. And then, as he awaited their rendezvous in a dark suburban driveway, Hayes was shot dead.

It soon became obvious to investigators that the mystery woman had not been looking for love, according to federal authorities who have recently detailed Hayes’s last days in court papers and at a hearing.

In fact, they allege, she seduced the 32-year-old on behalf of her boyfriend, an accused drug dealer hoping to eliminate Hayes, a key witness against him in a federal drug case.

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