Missouri woman pleads guilty to plot to have sister killed

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Leta Douglas (Photo: Greene County Jail)

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) – A southwest Missouri woman has pleaded guilty to hiring someone to kill her sister.

In a plea entered Monday, Leta Faye Douglas, of Houston, admitted she agreed to pay another person $2,000 to kill her sister. The other person she contacted was an undercover law enforcement officer.

Court documents indicate Douglas’ ex-husband contacted authorities after she called him in January 2015 asking for help with the plot. The husband said Douglas’ parents were in a home for the elderly and her sister was in charge of their finances. He believed she wanted access to her parents’ estate.

Douglas met with the undercover agent in Houston in February 2015 and gave him a map of her sister’s home and the $2,000. She was arrested a few days later.