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Murder for hire suspect in court for 1st pre-trial hearing

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Elizabeth Stakelbeck (Source: LMDC) Elizabeth Stakelbeck (Source: LMDC)
Stakelbeck in court on Oct. 3 before Judge Mitch Perry. Stakelbeck in court on Oct. 3 before Judge Mitch Perry.
Image from police video shows Stakelbeck meeting with an undercover FBI agent who she believed was a hit man. Image from police video shows Stakelbeck meeting with an undercover FBI agent who she believed was a hit man.

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - The woman accused of attempting to hire a hit man to kill her ex-husband and wife was in court Thursday morning for her first pre-trial.

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Police say Elizabeth Stakelbeck believed an undercover FBI was a hit man and tried to exchange money and prescription pills for the murders.

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A videotaped conversation shows the conversation between the two. Assistant Commonwealth Attorney Leland Hulbert said because of the video the Commonwealth is prepared to go to trial.

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Stakelbeck is being held on a $250,000 full cash bond with a no contact order. A bond hearing is scheduled for October 11. The trial date has been set for April 4, 2014.

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She's charged with solicitation to murder and two counts of trafficking in a controlled substance.

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