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Va. women charged in murder-for-hire plot waive preliminary hearings

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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.

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

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