Is she nuts? Realtor accused of hiring a hitman to kill mother-in-law to undergo mental health exam

Source: Leigh Ann Bauman/Facebook

Apr. 10 2021, Updated 1:00 p.m. ET

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A court has ordered a mental health evaluation for a Missouri real estate agent who allegedly attempted to hire a hitman to kill her former mother-in-law.

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Leigh Ann Bauman, 43, was charged with conspiracy to commit murder for agreeing to pay $1,500 to have her ex-mother-in-law killed. She allegedly wanted the death to “look like an accident.”

Prosecutors say that Bauman believed her former mother-in-law was interfering with her relationship with her children. 

She also allegedly believed that her ex-husband and his mother were planning to take her to court to get full custody of the kids. 

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FrontPageDetectives previously reported the case when Bauman was arrested in early March. 


Investigators say Bauman sent a text message to her children saying, “your grandmother will die.”

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In the recordings, authorities claim Bauman said she “knew as a Christian that it was wrong, but that she could ask for forgiveness.”

Bauman was charged with conspiracy to commit murder, and she’s out of jail after posting bond. A judge initially denied bond and cited her ties to several states and danger to the victim. 

Of the states which she has ties to, California stands out due to the fact that Bauman set a boating world record there last year, when she and a partner motorboated around Catalina Island from Huntington Beach in 1 hour, 57 minutes and 40 seconds with an average speed of 57.365 miles per hour, according to CBS affiliate Channel 13 KRCG.  


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