A “pistol-packing cheer mom” realty agent that goes by the name of Leigh Ann Bauman has been charged with conspiracy to commit murder, according to Fox News.
Bauman allegedly was preparing to pay $1,500 for a hit on her ex-mother-in-law.
Bauman believed that her ex-mother-in-law and ex-husband were going to take her to court to try to get full custody of her children.
The grandmother said, “Right now, I’m scared to death that if she would be out she not only would want to hurt me, she wouldn’t hesitate to hurt her daughters to get even with me.”
The husband stated, “And she wouldn’t hesitate to hurt my children because she knows it would destroy me.”
“Leigh Ann has always acted like she was above the law.”
“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.”
“Just because your grandma WILL die soon, please do not throw your REAL mother under the bus,” the petition stated.
From Fox News:
Leigh Ann Bauman, 44, was recently charged with conspiracy to commit murder in connection with the alleged plot to kill her former mother-in-law because she was convinced she was causing a strain with her relationship with her daughters, The Daily Beast reported.
The world-record-winning power boater from the Lake of the Ozarks was allegedly preparing to pay $1,500 for the hit in March by asking a pal for leads on a possible hitman.
She told the friend “she knew it was wrong as a Christian, but she would go to church and ask for forgiveness after it was done,” according to a probable cause statement cited by the news outlet.
According to court documents, Bauman believed her ex and former mother-in-law were going to take her to court for full custody of the children.
Bauman allegedly sent one of her daughters the chilling text message days before her arrest stating that her “grandmother would die.”
When the children told their father about the text, documents cited by KRCG said the father 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 friend contacted her lawyer, who then alerted police, The Daily Beast reported.
When troopers came to her residence, Bauman she “gasped and blamed everything on the witness, according to KRCG.
The judge initially ruled that Bauman was a safety risk and denied her release, but the Trump-loving businesswoman was later sprung on a $400,000 bond.
A Miller County judge has granted her former husband an order of protection after he accused Bauman of making “numerous threats to destroy me, personally and professionally,” drunken driving, pulling a gun on a pizza deliveryman, kidnapping the children when they were young, and years of physical and emotional abuse.