A University District woman was arrested today after trying to pay $10,000 for the murder of her husband, Columbus police said.
Tasha A. Woody, 38, of 1337 N. 5th St., was charged with conspiracy to commit aggravated murder, a felony, after police said she tried to hire a man, who turned out to be a police detective, to kill her husband, Michael Woody. According to county records, the couple married in 2011.
Detectives arranged a meeting with the woman after receiving a tip that she was looking for someone to murder her husband, said Sgt. Rich Weiner, a Columbus police spokesman. At the meeting on Thursday morning, Woody provided a photo of her husband to a detective and set up a time and place for the killing.
She promised to pay $10,000 for the killing later, police said.
Woody was being held in the Franklin County jail, court records show.
Collin Binkley - The Columbus Dispatch, Ohio (MCT)
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