A kindergarten teacher and a school nurse in Virginia are accused of trying to kill the teacher's ex-husband in a murder-for-hire plot, Fox News reports. The teacher—Angela Nolen, 47—allegedly conspired with 37-year-old Cathy Bennett at the elementary school where they work in Rocky Mount, Va. But they told someone they needed a hit man, that someone called the cops, and state police sent an undercover agent to play the role of professional killer.
Having received half the $8,000 "fee" upfront, police arrested the women and told 63-year-old husband Paul Strickler about their plan. Strickler said he'd been trying to find a way for Angela to buy their house from him after their 2012 divorce. "If I was dead, she would not have to give me the money," he tells the Roanoke Times. "That scares the H-E-L-L out of me." The former school administrator says he's still too afraid to even open his front door. A court has granted Bennett a $60,000 bond, but a bond hearing for Nolen has been postponed. (Read more hit man stories.)