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Teacher tried to hire hitman to kill stepmother for inheritance

Teacher tried to hire hitman to kill stepmother for inheritance

Emily Roitenberg, who was caught on hours of hidden police audio and video tape plotting to kill her stepmother in order to gain a "substantial" inheritance, is going to prison for 10 years. The 40-year-old former Benilde-St. Margaret teacher pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit murder.


Hennepin County prosecutors say Roitenberg met numerous times with undercover BCA agent Eugene Leatherman, who was posing as a hitman. 


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In the tape the BCA agent clarifies their negotiated price.

"So we said before $45,000 right?" said Leatherman.

"Yep 45," said Roitenberg.

The agent then asks about the stepmother.

"It's not that I hate her or anything ... she's just a b----," said Roitenberg on the undercover tape.


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