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Woman accused of hiring hitman instead wanted ex-husband forced into sex slavery

September 14, 2016  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Woman accused of hiring hitman instead wanted ex-husband forced into sex slavery

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Fla. woman accused of hiring hitman to kill ex-husband instead wanted man sold into sex slavery

A 34-year-old  Florida woman from Florida charged with hiring a hitman for $5,000 to murder her ex-husband, asked if instead, he could be kidnapped, brought to another country, and forced into sex slavery.

Rachael Natalie Leahy was taken into custody on Thursday after her last meeting with an undercover detective after paying half the payment and exploring other possibilities in prior sessions, according to arrest documents obtained by the Bradenton Herald.

Sheriff’s Deputies in Manatee County, Florida said that the deranged woman wanted to get custody of the three children that she shares with her ex-husband. Officials stated that they reached out to her after they received a warning that she wanted him killed.

On August 29th, she informed the undercover agent, whom she believed was a hitman, that one potential option would be to have him abducted and transported to another country where he would be forced into sex slavery.

Detectives said Leahy met several times with an undercover officer at an intersection in Bradenton, Fla., to discuss plans for the hit before they cuffed her Thursday. (ABC ACTION NEWS)

Detectives said Leahy met several times with an undercover officer at an intersection in Bradenton, Fla., to discuss plans for the hit before they cuffed her Thursday. (ABC ACTION NEWS)

She soon recognized that “wasn’t a realistic expectation,” the affidavit indicates.

According to WFTS, Leahy then began pondering some other potential approaches, such as drowning, fire, and a car crash, according to investigators. She said that she would leave the method of murder up to the hitman — with one condition.

“She stated that if it was a vehicle accident, there could be no guarantee that he died from that,” the testimony noted. “Rachael described that she needs certainty, and he must die.”

A few days later, she gave the hitman photos of her 59-year-old ex, a cash deposit, and a copy of her divorce papers detailing his life insurance policy that she vowed to use to pay the hitman.

The undercover detective assured her that she could change her mind if she wished.

Rachael Natalie Leahy, 34, faces charges of solicitation of premeditated murder, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office. (MANATEE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE)

Rachael Natalie Leahy, 34, faces charges of solicitation of premeditated murder, according to the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office. (MANATEE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE)

“Rachael said that she has not changed her mind,” the document declared. “She said she wants her kids back, and she has played nice for too long.”

Leahy went to Thursday’s meeting with $1,500 cash while they reviewed arrangements for her to be out of the U.S. during the killing.

Deputies apprehended the woman that day at the meeting point, according to arrest records. On Friday, she put up a bond of $100,000 and was released after officially being charged with solicitation of premeditated murder, county records explained.

The conditions of her bond include supervised release, an electronically monitored ankle bracelet, and the relinquishment of her passport. She is also prohibited from contacting her ex-husband.

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