PROVO — A Utah County woman caught in a police sting has pleaded guilty to trying to hire a hitman to kill her children's father.
Cindy Lynn Riggins, 49, of Provo, entered the plea Tuesday to attempted criminal solicitation for murder, a second-degree felony. She is set to be sentenced Jan. 2 in 4th District Court.
Riggins told a friend in August that she wanted the father of her children dead, according to a prepared statement from the Utah County Attorney's Office.
The friend told police, and set up a meeting with Riggins and an undercover officer who posed as a killer for hire on Aug. 30, the attorney's office said.4 comments on this story
Riggins told the undercover officer about her desire to see the man dead and agreed to pay $135 and an ounce of methamphetamine in exchange for his death, according to the statement.
The officer asked Riggins "if she knew that this would be permanent and she stated, 'Yeah, that's what I want,'" according to the attorney's office.
She was arrested shortly after the meeting.
Riggins and the man have two children together, but were never married and currently do not live together, police said shortly after her arrest.
Riggins was convicted of drug-related crimes in 2013, court records show. She was also found guilty of disorderly conduct in a separate case in 2013.