Louisville pediatrician indicted in murder-for-hire plot
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - A Louisville pediatrician has plead not guilty on an indictment for trying to hire someone to kill her ex-husband.
Stephanie Russell was taken into custody by FBI agents on May 19, charged with commission of murder-for-hire, according to the United State Department of Justice.
Court records revealed Russell, a pediatrician who practiced in Norton Commons, contacted someone she believed she was hiring to murder her ex-husband.
Russell agreed to pay the contact, who was a FBI undercover employee, $7,000 in exchange for the murder.
Documents state she placed $3,500 outside her medical office in a drop box as half of the payment. She agreed to pay the second half after her ex-husband was killed.
Russell was indicted during proceedings on June 16. Her attorneys entered a plea of not guilty to the murder-for-hire charge.
A trial by jury is scheduled to take place in Louisville on August 22.
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