A Utah woman has been indicted on charges connected to a plot to have her ex-husband and his parents killed.
According to an indictment handed down by a federal grand jury, Suzanne Hadley had hatched a plot to have the three individuals, who live in Louisiana, killed and agreed to give an unnamed co-conspirator $10,000 and a 1998 Volkswagen Jetta.
Hadley also faces a second indictment, which accuses her of continuing to collect Social Security survivor benefits on behalf of her son, after she had lost custody of him. The indictment states Hadley was a widow raising her son. Because her son, which was step-son to her late husband, was a beneficiary, Hadley collected Social Security on his behalf beginning April 2005.
In July 2005, the Utah Division of Child and Family Services removed her son from her home. Later, a 3rd District Juvenile Court judge awarded permanent custody to her son's biological father in Louisiana. However, the indictment states that Hadley continued to collect Social Security from July 2005 to January 2006.
Federal prosecutors said they could not release any more details about the murder plot.
Hadley appeared in federal court on Friday to plead not guilty to charges of conspiring to use interstate commerce in the commission of murder-for-hire and lying to an FBI agent.U.S. District Magistrate Judge David Nuffer said Hadley will be allowed to remain on release as long as she continues to be monitored by ankle bracelet and continues to cooperate with drug testing and mental health treatment.