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Lake area woman denied bond in attempted murder for hire case

CAMDENTON, Mo. (AP) — A judge has denied bond for a Mid-Missouri real estate agent who is accused of attempting to hire a hit man to kill her former mother-in-law.

Camden County Judge Heather Miller said Tuesday that she believed that 43-year-old Leigh Ann Bauman posed too much of a safety risk if released.

One of Bauman’s children and her former mother-in-law testified Tuesday morning, asking a judge to keep Bauman in jail. Her former mother-in-law said she feared for the safety of herself and her family.

She was charged earlier this month with a felony conspiracy charge.

Prosecutors said Bauman believed her former mother-in-law was interfering with her relationship with her children and agreed to pay $1,500 to have her killed and make the death “look like an accident.”

Bauman, who appeared on video, broke down in tears several times during the hearing but said little.

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