Leahy who claims to be on food stamps wanted sole custody of their three children and dangled the prospect of more hit jobs before the ‘hitman’
A Florida woman was arrested Thursday meeting with an undercover detective she presumed was a killer-for-hire.
34-year-old Rachael Natalie Leahy has been was charged with offering $5,000 to the supposed ‘hitman’ to kill her ex-husband. After paying half the agreed fee and exploring murder options in prior sessions, Leahy asked if he could be snatched and forced into ‘sex slavery’ instead.
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A spokesperson the the Manatee County sheriff’s office said Leahy wanted to get custody of the three children she shares with her 59-year-old ex-husband.
According to the detectives, they contacted her after receiving a tip that she wanted her ex-husband dead. On Aug. 29, she asked the undercover officer, whom she thought was a hitman, if he he could be “kidnapped and taken to other country and made into a sex slave.”,
According to the affidavit, she soon realized that “wasn’t a realistic expectation.”
Leahy also discussed other potential methods of murdering her 59-year-oldex-husband, including a drowning, a car crash and a fire, investigators said.
She finally settled on leave the killing up to the hitman, on one condition, “She stated that if it was a vehicle accident, there could be no guarantee that he died from that,” the affidavit said. “Rachael described that she needs certainty and he must die.”
adidas Women’s Pure Boost X TR W Training Shoe, Black/Shock Pink/Semi Solar Slime, 9 M US Three days later, she provided pictures of her 59-year-old ex, a cash deposit and a copy of divorce papers outlining the life insurance policy she promised to use to pay the killer-for-hire.
When the undercover officer reminded her she could always change her mind:
“Rachael said that she has not changed her mind,” according to the affirdavit. “She said she wants her kids back and she has played nice for too long.”
Rachael Leahy met several times with an undercover officers, to discuss plans for the hit before she was finally arrested, Thusday
Rachael Leahy wanted sole custody of the three children from her marriage, she opted to be rid of her ex
She was arrested at the meeting spot, and charged with solicitation of premeditated murder.
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She was later granted conditional release after posting a $100,000 bond, Friday.
Her bond requires supervised release, an ankle bracelet monitor, the surrender of her passport and any weapons. It also mandates she not contact her ex-husband.
Fighting to have bond reduced to $25,000 at an initial hearing, Leahy told Manatee County Judge Robert Farrance, that she was on food stamps, occasionally stayed with a male friend and didn’t have a job but sometimes did auto detailing to earn gas money.
“I agree to all the stipulations, your honor, but I can’t do a bond that high,” Leahy told presiding judge Farrance at the hearing.
Leahy told Farrance that she was on food stamps, occasionally stayed with a male friend and didn’t have a job but sometimes did auto detailing to earn gas money.
Assistant State Attorney Darlene Ragoonanan had asked for a $1 million bond, in addition to all the conditions, because Leahy had plans to leave the country at the time of her arrest, she said.
“During the investigation, it was discovered that she had plans to leave the country today out of Miami and not return next Friday” .