A realtor and self-described “pistol-packing cheer mother” from Missouri allegedly tried to rent a hitman to kill her ex-husband’s mom and make it “seem like an accident,” in accordance to experiences.
Leigh Ann Bauman, 44, was lately 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 Day by day Beast reported.
The world record-winning energy boater from the Lake of the Ozarks was allegedly getting ready to pay $1,500 for the hit in March by asking a pal for leads on a doable hitman.
She advised the good friend “she knew it was fallacious as a Christian, however she would go to church and apologize after it was carried out,” in accordance to a possible trigger assertion cited by the information outlet.
In accordance to court docket paperwork, Bauman believed her ex and former mother-in-law have been going to take her to court docket for full custody of the youngsters.
Bauman allegedly despatched one in all her daughters a chilling textual content message days earlier than her arrest stating that her “grandmother would die.”
When the youngsters advised their father in regards to the textual content, paperwork cited by KRCG stated the daddy confronted Bauman, who replied that “she simply meant [the grandmother] was outdated and was going to die.”
However her alleged plans unraveled when her 40-year-old good friend contacted her lawyer, who then alerted police, the Day by day Beast reported.
When troopers got here to her residence, Bauman “gasped and blamed every thing on the witness,” in accordance to KRCG.
Bauman allegedly stated the witness was a “hustler” who was 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 “wanted to discuss to the witness since she was the one who brought about this to happen,” KCRG reported.
When requested later within the day if she had agreed to withdraw $1,500 from the financial institution for a hitman, Bauman stated she didn’t — however added that she had a few glasses of wine that night time, “so she doesn’t essentially bear in mind.”
Throughout Bauman’s bail listening to on March 16, her 74-year-old alleged goal advised the court docket: “Proper now, I’m scared to dying that if she can be out, she not solely would need to damage me, she wouldn’t hesitate to damage her daughters to get even with me.
“And he or she wouldn’t hesitate to damage my kids as a result of she is aware of it will destroy me,” the grandmother added, in accordance to the report.
The decide initially dominated that Bauman was a security threat and denied her launch, however the Trump-loving businesswoman was later sprung on a $400,000 bond.
A Miller County decide has granted her former husband an order of safety after he accused Bauman of creating “quite a few threats to destroy me, personally and professionally,” drunken driving, pulling a gun on a pizza deliveryman, kidnapping the youngsters once they have been younger, and years of bodily and emotional abuse.
“Leigh Ann has at all times acted like she was above the legislation,” he stated within the petition for a protecting order for himself and the youngsters, the Day by day Beast reported.
“My daughters, my household and I’ve endured a lot emotional and psychological harm from Leigh Ann Bauman’s actions over the previous 15 years. Now, her most up-to-date actions of trying to rent a hitman to kill my mom, have confirmed that she’s going to cease at nothing if she feels/thinks/imagines somebody is just not doing what she desires,” he added.
Included within the petition was the ominous message Bauman allegedly wrote to her daughter.
“Simply because your grandma WILL die quickly, please don’t throw your REAL mom below the bus,” the petition acknowledged.
Bauman declined to remark to the Day by day 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 Seashore in California of their 24-foot Reindl Powerboats, KCRG reported.
Her jury trial is ready to start March 14, 2022, in accordance to court docket information.