Missouri woman pleads guilty to murder-for-hire attempt
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A 62-year-old suburban Kansas City woman has admitted trying to hire a hit man to kill her former son-in-law so she could spend more time with her grandchildren.
The Kansas City Star reports Teresa Owen of Independence pleaded guilty Friday in federal court to using interstate commerce facilities to commit murder-for-hire.
Owen was arrested last year after offering an undercover officer posing as a hit man hundreds of dollars to kill her former son-in-law. Investigators said she told the officer the intended victim was standing between her and her grandchildren.
Owen gave the officer a $200 down payment, photographs of her former son-in-law and details on his address and type of car he drove.
She remains in custody, and a sentencing date has not been set.