Leigh Ann Bauman

CAMDEN COUNTY, Mo. — Leigh Ann Bauman, a well-known Lake of the Ozarks realtor who made national news after allegedly trying to pay to get her ex-mother-in-law killed, will continue to be held without bond.

During a bond hearing Tuesday morning, March 16, Bauman was present via video conference. Her attorneys, Dean Price Jr., from Springfield and Fawzy Simon from Camdenton as co-counsel, appeared in person. Arguments were heard and evidence presented including victim input. However, Camden County Associate Judge Heather Miller refused to allow any change to her bond or bond conditions.

Prosecutors had previously requested a no-bond warrant on Bauman due to her ties to multiple states, finances, danger to the victim, and her statement that she would be getting out very shortly, according to the probable cause statement for her arrest.

Bauman is facing a Class C Felony charge of Conspiracy To Commit Murder. If convicted, she would spend 3–10 years in prison. Bauman allegedly agreed to pay $1,500 for individuals from St. Louis to make her ex-mother-in-law’s death “look like an accident.” Bauman believed the ex-mother-in-law was interfering with Bauman’s relationship with her children, according to the probable cause document.

Bauman’s next scheduled hearing is a preliminary hearing scheduled for Monday, March 22.