Murder Plot Foiled

It was like something out of a movie as a murder plot foiled here in East Texas.

The Cherokee County Sheriff's Department says that 40 year old, Rhonda Stone of Jacksonville, was looking for someone to kill her ex-husband. An undercover deputy called her pretending to be a hit-man; and Stone took the bait.

The Sheriff's Department says Stone was willing to pay a large amount money to have her ex-husband killed. Stone and her ex-husband obviously didn't have a good relationship, but he was shocked to learned that she would go that far.

It is not sure if Stone actually hired someone to follow through with the murder plot.

Cherokee County Jail on a $200, 000 bond. She is charged with criminal solictation to commit capital murder, a first-degree felony.  If convicted, she could face life prison.