Rachael Leahy sentenced after pleading no contest
BRADENTON, Fla. – A Florida woman has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for trying to hire someone to kill her ex-husband.
Rachael Leahy, 35, was sentenced Monday. She pleaded no contest last month to criminal solicitation to commit murder.
Leahy spoke with an undercover sheriff’s detective whom she believed was a hit man in August 2016. She told the detective that her ex-husband could be kidnapped and taken to another country and made into a sex slave. She also suggested that he could die in an apparent accident, like a fire or drowning.
Authorities said Leahy wanted her ex-husband gone so she could have custody of their children. She told the detective she could pay him $5,000 after collecting on her ex-husband’s life insurance policy.
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