(Langston, Okla.) — A 20-year-old Langston University student has been jailed on $150,000 bail on a charge of soliciting four different males between July 4 and Sept. 27 to kill her ex-boyfriend in Missouri — in a case investigated by agents of the FBI and OSBI.
    Avalone Fishback was ordered held in the Logan County Jail pending an Oct. 25 appearance in state court before a judge on a charge of solicitation of first-degree murder, which carries a penalty of five years to life in prison on conviction, court records show.
    Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation Agent Michael Dean was assigned on Aug. 22 to assist the Federal Bureau of Investigation with a murder-for-hire case, according to his affidavit filed in Logan County district court records last week.
    The investigation began when a man, who was on a dating website looking for a female companion, later identified as Fishback, a Langston University student living in the Scholars Apartment complex, began communicating with her online, the affidavit alleged.
    Fishback allegedly asked the man to kill her ex-boyfriend, the affidavit said.
    On Sept. 5 the OSBI agent discussed the case with two FBI agents, who then contacted the man – that let one of them assume his identity on the dating website, the affidavit alleged.
    Fishback’s alleged user name on the dating website was no longer being used and none could be located for her, the affidavit said.
    On Oct. 2, agents from the FBI and OSBI contacted Fishback at Langston University, the affidavit alleged.
    During an interview, Fishback, who was shown a printout of the conversation she had with the man at the end of July, allegedly admitted she had solicited him to kill her ex-boyfriend, according to the affidavit.
    Fishback confessed that before she asked him to do the murder, she met another man on the dating website, spoke to him by phone, and then met him around July 4 at Stars and Stripes Park in Oklahoma City, where he asked for $1,000 to shoot and dump her ex-boyfriend, the affidavit alleged. “He stated he had a criminal case pending and decided not to kill (her ex-boyfriend) and she lost contact with him,” the affidavit alleged.
    Fishback then made contact with another man and spoke to him by phone and in Snap chat about her and him going to Missouri to kill her ex-boyfriend, the affidavit alleged. “This occurred approximately one month ago,” the affidavit alleged.
    Fishback then began to communicate with another man, who lived in Oklahoma City, the affidavit alleged. Fishback offered him $600 to kill her ex-boyfriend to which he agreed, “and the last conversation they had about this was approximately Sept. 27,” the affidavit alleged.
    “Fishback stated she wanted him dead because he had betrayed her, lied to her mother and broke off the relationship he had with her,” the affidavit alleged.
    When the OSBI agent asked Fishback how she would feel if someone had actually killed him, “she said she would be happy,” the affidavit alleged.