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Former Marine Arrested for Allegedly Hiring Hit Man to Kill Ex Boyfriend

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A strange one. We turn to a murder-for-hire plot out of Indiana where a former marine who became a star baker is under arrest for trying to have H ex killed. She was stopped by a police sting and ABC's gio Benitez is here with the story. Reporter: Good morning to you and you won't believe who turned her in. Her new boyfriend and what came next, an undercover sting fit for Hollywood. She's a baker, gracing the cover of "Southern Indiana living" magazine and a marine serving two tours in Iraq. 29-year-old laura Buckingham is something of a local celebrity near Knoxville. An American hero. But this morning, this marine turned baker is behind bars, accused of a murder-for-hire plot against her ex-boyfriend. I thought it was a joke. In all honesty we all thought we were being punked for a short period of time. Reporter: Bradley Sutherland, the father of their 3-year-old son speaking out after police say Buckingham recruited her new boyfriend, a marine sniper to help kill him. Why? That's the only question I have. The only thing I want to know. Why. Reporter: Buckingham wanted to end a contentious custody battle with Sutherland, police say. That she was frustrated about having to drive their 3-year-old son to his house every week. The new boyfriend, ex-sniper Joseph Chamblin told police about the alleged plot. Authorities setting up an undercover sting where Buckingham allegedly paid a $300 deposit for the murder. The total cost, just 3,000 bucks. Buckingham has pleaded not guilty. I don't feel angry. I feel sad she felt the way she did to try to take my son from me. Reporter: And in court, Buckingham seen reportedly revealing she is also now pregnant and being held on $150,000 bond. She'll face a judge again in may. Again, she says not guilty but police say they have loads of evidence on her. Wow. We'll see what happens. Thank you. Coming up that big lawsuit