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Prosecutors say Missouri realtor sought to have former mother-in-law assassinated for $1,500

She allegedly said she would ask God for forgiveness afterwards.

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Updated: March 6, 2021 - 5:41pm

A realtor in Missouri reportedly sought to hire assassins to kill her former mother-in-law over a dispute involving the relator’s children, prosecutors claimed this week. 

Law enforcement arrested 43-year-old Leigh Ann Bauman this week on charges of conspiring to have her ex-husband’s mother killed. Bauman was reportedly prepared to pay $1,500 for the deadly service. 

The realtor sought to have the killing look like an accident, according to media reports. A witness attested that Bauman "stated specially that she knew as a Christian it was wrong, but she could ask for forgiveness," court documents of her arrest revealed. 

Bauman is being held without bond.

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