From top left: Andre Warner, Joshua Ellington, Hailey Bustos and Gary Gray have been arrested in connection with the murder of Adam Hilarie
Online vixen Hailey Bustos, suckers, Adam Hilarie, into on-line dating set-up – the honey trap returns to date’s home with three accomplices ‘robs and kills him’
Bustos, 18, accused of plotting with three men to rob and kill 27-year-old Adam Hilarie of Auburndale, Florida
Andre Maurice Warner, 26, Gary Terrell Gray, 31, Joshua Ellington, 26 and Hailey Rose Bustos arrested and charged with conspiracy to commit robbery, robbery with a deadly weapon and first degree murder
The single father of one, was killed in his home a day after taking Bustos on a date to a bowling alley
Hilarie who leaves behind a 5-year-old daughter, was begging for his life during the robbery
Bustos, Gray and Ellington also face charges for violating their probation
Adam Hilarie was ensared by a honey trap: Pictured with his daughter, Adamwas shot dead a day after this date with Hailey Bustos who led a home invasion gang of four tohis home
Police in Florida have arrested four suspects in connection to a robbery and killing of a young father who was shot dead a day after he went out with a young woman he had met online. Adam Hilarie, was discovered dead inside his Auburndale apartment at around 6.45pm on Friday
The night before police found Adam Hilarie death in his kitchen, the father of one from Central Florida father went bowling with a woman he met through the online dating site PlentyOfFish. They went back to his place, and she texted him later: I had a good time and would like to see you again.
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She saw him the next night, when on Friday she brought three men to rob Hilarie of TVs, an Xbox and an iPhone, and one of them shot him in the head, Deputy Chief Andy Ray said at a news conference. Investigators got a break in the case after a witness reported seeing Hilarie with a young woman Thursday night and the police picked up Bustos in a separate burglary case
“In cases like this, it’s easy for us to put ourselves in the shoes of the family,” said a police spokesperson, as he detailed the arrest of four people in connection with the killing, including his most recent date, 18-year-old Hailey Bustos.
According to investigators, Hilarie had connected with Hailey Bustos on a dating site called Plenty Of Fish and took her out Thursday night.
Honey trap: 18-year-old Hailey Bustos set up the sting and home invasion
Hilarie met Bustos on the online dating site PlentyOfFish
After the date, Hilarie dropped the young woman off and returned home. Police say the teen then met up with three other men and hatched a plot to rob Hilarie.
The foursome arrived at the victim’s apartment Friday evening and carried out the robbery, which ended with the 27-year-old getting shot, police said.
The suspects, identified as Andre Warner and Joshua Ellington, both 26, and 31-year-old Gary Gray, allegedly stole valuables from Hilarie’s home, including jewelry and electronics.
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The three men and Ms Bustos were later arrested and charged with conspiracy to commit robbery, robbery with a firearm and first-degree murder.
Bustos, Ellington and Gray were also charged with violation of probation.
According to an arrest report cited by the Orlando Sentinel, during the robbery Hilarie ‘was begging for his life’ and made no attempt to resist his assailants. He also told them he had a child in an apparent bid to convince them to spare his life.
Co-conspirators Joshua Ellington (left), Andre Warner and Gary Gray
Hilarie is seen here with his 5-year-old daughter, Lajaya, whom he called his ‘princess’
The young woman was reportedly picked up by Winter Heaven police in connection to a separate burglary.
Hilarie leaves behind his 5-year-old daughter, Lajaya, whom he had referred to in Facebook posts as his ‘princess.’
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At a candlelight vigil hat was held Saturday outside his home, friends and family paid tribute to the single dad. He leaves behind his 5-year-old daughter, Lajaya, whom he had referred to in Facebook posts as his ‘princess.’
‘I miss my daddy because he’s with Jesus,’ Hilarie’s heartbroken daughter Lajaya said
The victim’s brother, Angel Cruz, said that Adam brought out the good in everyone.
A friend has launched a GoFundMe page to help with Hilarie’s funeral expenses.
Honey trap killers: Hailey Bustos (top) and seen with her crew below expanded from buglary to murder during the home invasion.
On Monday, Bustos’ mother, Christina, clashed with a friend of Hilarie’s on Facebook after posting a status update in which she asked people to pray for her family.
‘Your daughter is just a little s*** that’s going to rot in prison for setting Adam up to get robbed and murdered,’ the friend wrote in the comments section. ‘She may have not pulled the trigger but if it wasn’t for her none of this woulda [sic] happen. Even if she gets out the streets will get justice so it’s better for her to stay in jail , if you want her alive.’
A War of word erupted online between Hailey’s mother Christine Bustos and a friend of Hilarie’s on Facebook after posting this status updateHilarie’s friend called Hailey Bustos ‘a s***’ and accused her of setting up the 27-year-old single dad
Christina Bustos replied by telling the friend to leave her alone and ‘let the f***ing courts do there [sic] job.’ She added that she never claimed her daughter did not deserve to be punished, but noted that she, too, lost a child.
To which Hilarie’s furious friend reminded her whereas she couldgo visit Hailey in prison, Adam’s loved ones, including his daughter, will never get to see him again.
‘Adam was a good man. So there is no sympathy for you or your family’.
Investigators are now looking to see if Hailey Bustos had been involved in a chain of ‘honey trap’ robberies.