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Woman charged in murder-for-hire plot tests positive for THC while out on bond

Leigh Bauman.
Camden County Sheriff's department
Leigh Bauman.

LAKE OZARK, Mo. (KMIZ)

Authorities say a Camden County woman charged in a murder-for-hire plot tested positive for THC while out on bond in August.

Prosecutors charged Leigh Ann Bauman in March with trying to hire someone to kill her ex-husband's mother.

Bauman tested positive Aug. 26 for THC, the psychoactive chemical in marijuana, and alcohol. Bauman denied using the drugs. The sample was sent to an outside lab, where the lab confirmed that THC was in the sample but not alcohol by-products.

Bauman had a scheduled court hearing Thursday that was moved to Nov. 4.

The probable cause statement in her case says Bauman wanted her former mother-in-law killed because she believed the woman was straining Bauman's relationship with one of her children. Bauman agreed to pay $1,500 for the killing, according to investigators.

Bauman has been out on bond since early April.

According to court documents, Bauman is ordered to wear a GPS device and not contact the victim.

A Camden County judge scheduled Bauman’s five-day trial to begin on March 14 in Camden County.

Karl Wehmhoener

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