A judge has denied bond for a southwest Missouri real estate agent who is accused of attempting to hire a hit man to kill her former mother-in-law.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Camden County Judge Heather Miller said Tuesday that she believed that 43-year-old Leigh Ann Bauman posed too much of a safety risk if released.

She was charged earlier this month with a felony conspiracy charge. Prosecutors said Bauman believed her former mother-in-law was interfering with her relationship with her children and agreed to pay someone from St. Louis $1,500 to have her killed and make the death “look like an accident."

Bauman, who appeared on video, broke down in tears several times during the hearing.

She was arrested March 4 by the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

Leigh Ann Bauman (Facebook)
Leigh Ann Bauman (Facebook)

but said little.