Updated: Friday, 22 Mar 2013, 5:59 AM EDT
Published : Friday, 22 Mar 2013, 5:59 AM EDT
ROCKY MOUNT, Va. (AP) — Accusations that a school nurse and an elementary school teacher tried to hire a hit man are headed to a grand jury.
According to media reports, the two Franklin County women appeared in court Thursday and waived a hearing, sending the case to grand jurors.
The teacher, 47-year-old Angela Nolen, and nurse Cathy Bennett were arrested last month and charged with trying to hire someone to kill Nolen's ex-husband, Paul Strickler. He's a retired Franklin County school administrator.
Nolen allegedly met with an undercover state police investigator who she thought was a hit man. Investigators say the target was Strickler and the price was $8,000 to get the job done.
The 37-year-old Bennett is accused of helping Nolen.
Both women have been suspended from their jobs.
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