For the murder, Lowell would be willing “to pay this person up to $830-$850 which is far more than I was originally willing to pay.”
The woman, who prosecutors say was Lowery, wrote that “I would like to create an online community on facebook whi8ch would allow me to find someone who is willing to kill someone wearing fur toward the end of October 2011 or early November 2011 or possibly in January 2012 or February 2012 at the latest.”
While the time frame was left open, Lowell had some standards for the hit:
In a mid-November email between her and the agent, outside of Facebook, she said she could only afford to pay $730, and advised him “top bring a gun that has a silencer on it and that can be easily concealed in your pants pocket or coat. Do not wear anything that even remotely looks like fur. If you do not want to risk the possibility if getting caught with a gun before the job, bring a sharp knife that is at least 4 inches long.”
She went on to specify that she wanted the person “to be dead in less than 2 minutes (under 2 minutes or 1 minute or less would be better.)”
In another message she told the agent “I am paying you to kill one person wearing fur who is 12 or older (but hopefully at least 14 years however 12 years old or older is fine.)”
She went on to write that “I plan on staying after the hit for reasons of benefit to the movement. And I think being caught would actually benefit me personally.”
Yes, because we all know a dead body and a lifetime in jail is always a good career goal.
She told the undercover employee she wanted to be on site when the slaying took place so she could distribute “papers” afterward, the affidavit says. She hoped to be arrested so she could call attention to her beliefs and to get out of the home she shared with her parents and brothers who eat meat and eggs and use fur, leather and wool, investigators said.
We can’t decide if the woman is in need of serious psychiatric help, or is just that much of a “true believer” she is willing to be some sort of self styled “martyr” for a cause she believes in.
It could be a combination of both.
Either way, if found guilty, we hope Lowel is put away for a long, long time. Her willingness to kill another person shows the hypocrisy in her position that all creatures are equal. There is almost a sense of “I will be a hero” in her emails with the Federal agent. It is almost as if we as a society or she as an individual believes that heinous crimes gives one a rock star status.
We suspect if she is convicted, she will find out what the term “fresh fish” means, and it has nothing to do with the meal on a prison plate.