A realtor and self-described “pistol-packing cheer mom” from Missouri allegedly tried to rent a hitman to kill her ex-husband’s mom and make it “look like an accident,” in accordance to experiences.
Leigh Ann Bauman, 44, was not too long ago charged with conspiracy to commit homicide in reference to the alleged plot to kill her former mother-in-law as a result of she was satisfied she was inflicting a pressure along with her relationship along with her daughters, The Daily Beast reported.
The world-record-winning energy boater from the Lake of the Ozarks was allegedly making ready to pay $1,500 for the hit in March by asking a pal for leads on a doable hitman.
She advised the buddy “she knew it was wrong as a Christian, but she would go to church and ask for forgiveness after it was done,” in accordance to a possible trigger assertion cited by the information outlet.
According to court docket paperwork, Bauman believed her ex and former mother-in-law had been going to take her to court docket for full custody of the youngsters.
Bauman allegedly despatched one in all her daughters the chilling textual content message days earlier than her arrest stating that her “grandmother would die.”
When the youngsters advised their father concerning the textual content, documents cited by KRCG mentioned the daddy confronted Bauman, who replied that “she just meant [the grandmother] was old and was going to die.”
But her alleged plans unraveled when her 40-year-old buddy contacted her lawyer, who then alerted police, The Daily Beast reported.
When troopers got here to her residence, Bauman she “gasped and blamed every thing on the witness, in accordance to KRCG.
Bauman allegedly mentioned the witness was a “hustler” who attempting to get cash from her, including that she was simply venting about her mother-in-law and that the witness hatched the plot to have her former mother-in-law killed.
The suspect additionally advised the troopers she had an appointment to get Botox injections and refused to cancel it, in accordance to paperwork. She ended the interview to go to her therapy and advised the troopers they “needed to talk to the witness since she was the one who caused this to occur,” KCRG reported.
When requested later within the day if she had agreed to withdraw $1,500 from the financial institution for a hitman, Bauman mentioned she didn’t — however added that she had a few glasses of wine that night time, “so she does not necessarily remember.”
During Bauman’s bail listening to on March 16, her 74-year-old alleged goal advised the court docket: “Right now, I’m scared to loss of life that if she could be out she not solely would need to harm me, she wouldn’t hesitate to harm her daughters to get even with me.
“And she wouldn’t hesitate to hurt my children because she knows it would destroy me,” the grandmother added, in accordance to the report.
The choose initially dominated that Bauman was a security danger and denied her launch, however the Trump-loving businesswoman was later sprung on a $400,000 bond.
A Miller County choose has granted her former husband an order of safety after he accused Bauman of creating “numerous threats to destroy me, personally and professionally,” drunken driving, pulling a gun on a pizza deliveryman, kidnapping the youngsters once they had been younger, and years of bodily and emotional abuse.
“Leigh Ann has always acted like she was above the law,” he mentioned within the petition for a protecting order for himself and the youngsters, The Daily Beast reported.
“My daughters, my family and I have endured so much emotional and psychological damage from Leigh Ann Bauman’s actions over the past 15 years. Now, her most recent actions of attempting to hire a hitman to kill my mother, have proven that she will stop at nothing if she feels/thinks/imagines someone is not doing what she wants,” he added.
Included within the petition was the ominous message Bauman allegedly wrote to her daughter.
“Just because your grandma WILL die soon, please do not throw your REAL mother under the bus,” the petition said.
Bauman declined to remark to The Daily Beast, which reported that she has strongly denied the allegations in her ex’s restraining order petition.
In October 2020, Bauman and Chris Reindl set world information for the Union Internationale Motonautique quickest time round Catalina Island from Huntington Beach in California of their 24-foot Reindl Powerboats, KCRG reported.
Her jury trial is about to start March 14, 2022, in accordance to court docket information.