Lake of the Ozarks real estate agent accused of murder-for-hire scheme jailed for violating bond

Leigh Ann Bauman, 43, of Lake Ozark, faces a charge of conspiracy to commit murder.
Leigh Ann Bauman, 43, of Lake Ozark, faces a charge of conspiracy to commit murder.(KY3)
Published: Aug. 9, 2022 at 11:37 AM CDT
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CAMDEN COUNTY, Mo. (KY3) - A judge sentenced a Lake of the Ozarks real estate agent to four days in jail for violating her bond requirements.

Leigh Ann Bauman, of Lake Ozark, faces a conspiracy to commit a murder charge. Prosecutors say she attempted to hire a hit man to kill her former mother-in-law.

A judge ordered Bauman to spend four days in the Laclede County Jail after she tested positive for alcohol usage, violating her bond. She must also wear an ankle monitor.

A judge scheduled Bauman’s trial for February. Investigators say Bauman told a witness her ex-mother-in-law was the reason there was a strain in Bauman’s relationship with her daughter. Investigators say Bauman believed her ex-husband and ex-mother-in-law were going to take Bauman to court for full custody of the children. Investigators say a text message from Bauman to her children read, “your grandmother will die.”

The Missouri State Highway Patrol handled the investigation while the case is being prosecuted in Camden County.

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