Convicted murder allegedly tells hitman 'I'm a good dude' as he arranges for his ex's murder

Source: MEGA; Michigan Department of Corrections

May 11 2021, Published 9:23 a.m. ET

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A convicted murderer told a supposed hitman that he was a “good dude” — as he arraigned for an ex-girlfriend to be murder. 

The Problem was the hitman was actually an undercover cop. 

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The meeting in Detroit where Derrick Jackson, aka “Chop,” 46, allegedly made the comments were detailed in a court filing as Jackson now faces federal charges. Jackson was charged with use of interstate commerce facilities in commission of murder-for-hire. 

He was arrested by federal authorities and remains in jail. 

Jackson already served prison time for one homicide after being convicted in Michigan in 2001 for murder. He was sentenced to 16 to 30 years in prison and released in February 2021.  

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In early May, Jackson told an acquaintance he was looking for someone to kill a woman, according to an affidavit filed in federal court. Jackson met with the supposed hitman, who was an undercover cop. 

Jackson told the officer he wanted an ex-girlfriend dead as she took drugs, $20,000 and got him sentenced to prison, according to the filing. He told the hitman the victim was in Toledo, Ohio. 

The hitman asked if Jackson wanted the woman beaten up or killed, and Jackson said he wanted her dead and he gave her an opportunity to give his things back. 

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“I’m a good dude, but I can’t move like I want to ‘cause this s*** on my leg,” Jackson said in reference to his ankle monitor, according to the filing. “You know, I get out of town, I get money. I do what I do. My thing was I did time..but if you don’t get my, my s***, you gotta go.”

Jackson negotiated a $11,000 price for the hit and agreed to pay some money upfront. 

He then told the hitman that he could kill the victim as she got home but warned she had a doorbell camera. 

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“I just want head shots, just quick,” Jackson told the undercover. “I want you to tell her, ‘this is from Chop.’ So she’ll know this what you did. She didn’t have to do that s***.”

A few days later, Jackson agreed to an upfront payment and again met the undercover in Detroit. Again, Jackson told the hitman that he wanted the victim dead and wanted her to know he was the one who ordered the hit. 


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