Teacher tried to hire hitman to kill stepmother for inheritance

Categories: Crime
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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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