Va. women charged in murder-for-hire plot waive preliminary hearings
ROCKY MOUNT, Va. (WTVR) — The Virginia kindergarten teacher and school nurse charged in a murder-for-hire plot waived their right to preliminary hearings in court Thursday.
WDBJ reports the charges against Cathy Bennett and Angela Nolen now go to a Franklin County grand jury to be certified.
Investigators said Nolen, a teacher at Sontag Elementary School, tried to have her ex-husband, Paul Strickler, killed. Additionally, Cathy Bennett, a nurse at the school, 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 last month.