A Black man was murdered in May after encountering a catfish profile online, it is just now surfacing

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2020 has proven one thing: 2020 leaves no stone unturned in bizarre events that just keep happening. Reports are now surfacing of a Texas man that was killed in May after having apparently been lured to his death by way of a fake online catfish profile. This follows just last week when the latest one in Florida was also a young Black man who was lured to his death and beaten by two homohpobic gang members for “street cred.”

Deonte Hicks, 27, is one of many victims this year killed after conversing with fake profiles of other people online.

This time, however, it’s a little different. The family of Deonte Hicks, 27, has come forth revealing that Houston police have done little to explore and properly investigate the murder of their son. Family members told multiple outlets this week that Hicks, 27, had believed he was going from Dallas to Houston to meet a young woman he had been chatting with online.

Although what he got instead was a meeting by two armed men who murdered and robbed ihm almost immediately after he arrived. ABC has the comments from the family who is demanding answers on the 20 May murder of their son over an online profile that went terribly wrong. No suspects have been arrested in connection to the murder and his death marked the 350th murder in Houston this year alone.


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