Va. teacher, school nurse charged in murder-for-hire plot

Posted on: 6:27 pm, February 20, 2013, by , updated on: 12:51am, February 21, 2013

Franklin County Teachers

ROCKY MOUNT, Va.— (WTVR) — State police say a Virginia a kindergarten teacher and a school nurse were arrested Wednesday in connection with a murder-for-hire plot .

WDBJ reports that the two Franklin County elementary school employees were charged in the plot.

Investigators said Angela Nolen, a teacher at the school,  tried to have her ex-husband,  Paul Strickler, killed. Additionally, Cathy Bennett, a nurse, is accused of helping Nolen plot to kill her husband.

Investigators said Nolen handed over  $4,000 to an undercover agent she believed was a hit man on Tuesday.

As a result, state police said Nolen and Bennett are both facing felony charges.

Click here to read more on this developing story from WDBJ in Roanoke.