PROVO — A Provo woman who admitted to seeking out a hitman in an effort to have the father of her children killed was sentenced to prison Tuesday.
Cindy Lynn Riggins, 49, was ordered to serve at least one year and up to 15 years in prison for attempted criminal solicitation for murder, a second-degree felony. She pleaded guilty to the charge in November.
Riggins told a friend in August that she wanted the father of her children dead. 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, according to a prepared statement from the Utah County Attorney's Office.Comment 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 prosecutors.
The officer asked Riggins "if she knew that this would be permanent and she stated, 'Yeah, that's what I want,'" the statement says.
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.