Photo Courtesy of Camden County Sheriff's Office

Charges Dropped Against Woman from Lake Ozark in Alleged Murder-for-Hire Scheme

A woman from Lake Ozark is free today after prosecutors dropped charges against her in alleged murder for hire scheme.

Leigh Ann Bauman was facing charges of conspiracy to commit murder after she was accused of hiring a hitman to killer her mother-in-law.

Investigators say Bauman and her husband had gotten divorced, and she was afraid they would sue for full custody of the couples’ children.

During the investigation, authorities uncovered a text Bauman sent to her children that read, “your grandmother will die.”

Camden County prosecutors dropped all charges against her on Wednesday, and have not said where or not they will refile charges.