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Judge sentences Florida woman to 20 years in prison for murder plot that included having ex-husband turned into a sex slave

June 7, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Judge sentences Florida woman to 20 years in prison for murder plot that included having ex-husband turned into a sex slave

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A foiled murder-for-hire scheme landed a woman in Florida, who was desperate to reacquire custody of her children, in prison for the next twenty years.

On Monday, 35-year-old Rachel Leahy, a mother of three, was sentenced to two decades behind bars for trying to have her ex-husband murdered.

According to Local 10 News, Leahy met with an undercover detective pretending to be a hitman in August outlining how she wanted her ex to be abducted, flown to another country, and turned into a sex slave.

A Florida woman wanted her ex to be turned into a sex slave and murdered. (WFLA)

She also told the hitman that he could make the death look like an accident and set up so it seemed that her ex-husband was killed in a fire or drowning.

Police said Leahy thought of her evil murder plot because she sought custody of their kids. Leahy met with the undercover investigator several times to give him details about her ex-husband and a picture of him. She also paid him $2,500 with the intention to pay him more later.

In one video from the encounters, Leahy reportedly said that she saw no other way to work out the custody dispute with her ex than to have him murdered.

“The only thing that matters is I don’t see my children,” she stated. “There’s no other resolution other than him to be gone.”

Leahy was allegedly planning to leave the country while the killing was taking place.

During her appearance in court on Monday, Leahy said she tried to hire a hitman because she was desperate to get her children back.

“I will have to live the rest of my life with all the things that I’ve done,” she said. “I did a terrible thing to bring my babies back. Looking back at what I did, I believe I was out of my mind.”

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