A bond hearing for Nolen, 48, was scheduled for Thursday but postponed until next month. Investigators say Nolen paid who she believed a hit man to kill her ex-husband, Paul Strickler.
Nolen and Bennett both worked at Sontag Elementary School. Nolen was a kindergarten teacher at the school.
Original story from Thursday, February 21, 2013
We’re learning more about how police found out about the murder-for-hire plot involving two Franklin County school employees.
Angela Nolen and Cathy Bennett are accused of plotting to kill Nolen's ex husband. According to the Commonwealth's Attorney and the arrest warrant, Angela Nolen gave Cathy Bennett a note with instructions. Bennett then gave that note to a third party who wanted nothing to do with the plan. It's that third party that alerted police.
Both ladies were arrested Wednesday on felony charges involving solicitation to commit murder. Nolen was a kindergarten teacher and Bennett was a school nurse at Sontag Elementary School.
Nolan was supposed to be in court Thursday but her hearing was postponed.
Bennett had her bond hearing Thursday. Her bond was set at $60,000 with several restrictions. Bennett will not allowed to have contact with the victim or with anyone at the elementary school.
Franklin County Commonwealth's Attorney says the state was really pushing for a higher bond for Bennett.
"I was hoping it would be a little larger,” Franklin County Commonwealth’s Attorney Tim Allen said. "I’m just real concerned with the community at large and the position that she was in. That's difficult for us sometimes to let people out when they might be a danger to the community."
Allen filed an appeal with the circuit court earlier Thursday.
Because of that, Bennett will have a brand new bond hearing Friday.
It's expected, the bond will be higher.
Nolen’s ex-husband, Paul Strickler, was the target of the alleged murder-for-hire plot.
Noon Thursday: The Franklin County kindergarten teacher accused of plotting to kill her ex-husband is scheduled to appear in Franklin County General District Court on Thursday afternoon.
Angela Nolen was arrested Wednesday.
Investigators say Nolen paid a person who she believed to be a hit man $4,000 to kill her ex-husband. Nolen agreed to pay the hit man another $4,000 after her ex-husband was killed, according to investigators.