A Missouri realtor placed her former mother-in-law in the crosshairs after she put a hit on her for $1,500, police say.
Leigh Ann Bauman, 43, of Lake Ozark, Missouri, was charged with conspiracy to commit murder. The Camden County Prosecuting Attorney announced the charges this week.
Bauman is a well-known realtor in the Lake of the Ozarks area.
Prosecutors in Camden County said a witness recorded Bauman saying she would pay people from St. Louis a $1,500 closing cost to have her former mother-in-law whacked in a manner that would “look like an accident.”
Bauman reportedly felt that the unidentified woman was a threat to her relationship with her children, prosecutors say.
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Authorities also said Bauman sent a text to her daughter that read, “your grandmother will die.”
In the recordings, authorities claim Bauman said she “knew as a Christian that it was wrong, but that she could ask for forgiveness.”
A Camden County Judge denied Bauman bail. Prosecutors cited her “ties to multiple states, finances, danger to the victim, and stating that she would be getting out very shortly.”
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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