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US man held after pocket-dialling 911 while plotting murder

DIAL M for murder!

DIAL M for murder! A US man has been held for murder after he accidentally pocket-dialled emergency services number 911 while planning the slaying and the sinister plot was recorded.

Scott Simon,24,from Pompano Beach,Florida,mistakenly pocket-dialled 911 as he planned a killing earlier this month,enabling an emergency dispatch system to record his conversation and link him to the slaying,authorities said Wednesday.

Simon was heard talking with another person on a recorded 911 line on May 5,saying he’s going to follow Nicholas Romondo Walker,33,of Lauderhill,home and kill him,according to a Broward Sheriff’s Office statement.

Broward sheriff’s homicide detectives on Tuesday arrested Simon on a charge of first-degree murder in the killing of Walker,33,the Broward Sheriff’s Office said. The call took place just minutes before the fatal shooting.

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Nicholas Walker’s mother,Joyce,said she’s “very happy. I want them to catch them all.”

It was around 6:30 am (local time),when deputies and the Florida Highway Patrol responded to a report of shots fired. Investigators said Walker was entering Interstate 95 south at Commercial Boulevard when he was shot multiple times,the Sun Sentinel reported.

When deputies and Oakland Park Fire rescue came to the on-ramp about 10 minutes later,they found flames shooting out of the car’s engine compartment. Fire Rescue put out the flames.

BSO spokeswoman Dani Moschella said Walker died on the spot from gunshot wounds.