Philadelphia Contract Killer Confesses to Murdering Six People

Ernest Pressley

A Philadelphia man who confessed to six murders, four of which he served as a hitman for a drug dealer, will spend the rest of his life in prison, prosecutors revealed.

Ernest Pressley pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit murder-for-hire and four counts of use of interstate commerce facilities in the commission of murder-for-hire, Jacqueline C. Romero, the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, said Wednesday.

“By his own admission, Ernest Pressley is an incredibly dangerous individual with no qualms about accepting money to calculatedly and cold-bloodedly murder anyone,” Romero said.

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Pressley recently confessed in court to killing four of his victims for money at the direction of an unidentified drug trafficker. He was taken into custody on Sept.7, 2018, days after he shot and killed his fourth victim, identified only as S.S. in court records. The man was found shot to death in the parking lot of a Philadelphia apartment complex on Sept. 1 of that year.

A subsequent investigation into the matter allowed investigators to tie the 42-year-old suspect to other murders in the Philadelphia area, including the slayings of two tow truck drivers, both of whom worked for A. Bob’s Towing.

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SOURCE: NY Daily News, Jessica Schladebeck

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