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Murder For Hire Case In Ottawa

Posted by wlpo on June 4, 2009

Bond was set at 500 thousand dollars this morning for an Ottawa woman charged with trying to hire a hitman to kill her husband.

28 year old Christina Dent is charged with Solicitation of Murder for Hire.  It’s a Class X felony with a possible sentence of 20 to 60 years in prison.

Dent was arrested on the north side of Ottawa yesterday after an undercover cop set up a meeting with her.  The cop was acting like a hitman and after getting partial payment to kill her husband, he arrested Dent.

La Salle County State’s Attorney Brian Towne says they first heard about Dent’s plan two weeks ago when she approached a neighbor about hiring a hitman to kill her husband.  Dent’s neighbor cooperated with police by having phone calls with Dent taped by police. 

Dent was allegedly offering seven thousand dollars to kill her husband.  She and her husband are separated and in the process of getting divorced. 

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