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Woman accused of hiring hitman to kill her husband to remain behind bars

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A woman accused of hiring a hitman to kill her ex-husband and his new wife will stay behind bars on a hefty bond.

That was the decision Friday morning from a judge who says Elizabeth Stakelbeck could still be a danger to her family if she were allowed out of jail.  Stakelbeck is being held on a $250,000 bond.

Police say the crime stemmed from a bitter custody battle.  They say Stakelbeck told them she would rather take her child's life than allow her ex-husband to take the child.

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

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