Bauman murder-for-hire trial set for March 2022
The case of a lake area realtor charged in a murder-for-hire scheme has been set for trial in March of 2022.
Leigh Ann Bauman was arrested on March 4 after being questioned by the Missouri Highway Patrol in an alleged plot to hire someone for $1,500 to murder her ex-husband's mother. Bauman allegedly told an informant involved in the scheme, the ex-mother-in-law was causing problems in her relationship with her children.
Bauman is scheduled for a pre-trial conference on Dec. 22 in Camden County Circuit Court. Circuit Court Judge Aaron Koeppen will hear the case. Bauman is represented by lake area attorney Fawzy Smith with co-counsel S. Dean Price, Jr.. from Springfield, according to online court records.
Bond is set at $400,000.00.