CAMDENTON, Mo. (AP) — A judge has denied bond for a southwest Missouri real estate agent who is accused of attempting to hire a hit man to kill her former mother-in-law.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Camden County Judge Heather Miller said Tuesday that she believed that 43-year-old Leigh Ann Bauman posed too much of a safety risk if released.
She was charged earlier this month with a felony conspiracy charge.
Prosecutors said Bauman believed her former mother-in-law was interfering with her relationship with her children and agreed to pay $1,500 to have her killed and make the death “look like an accident.”
Bauman, who appeared on video, broke down in tears several times during the hearing but said little.