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Police: Woman tried to hire hit man to kill kids' father

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IONIA COUNTY, Mich. (CBS) -

A Michigan woman is behind bars and accused of hiring a hit man.

Kristina Johnston, 28, of Ionia County has been charged with one count of solicitation of murder.

The sheriff's office said she offered thousands of dollars to kill the father of her children because she was mad about a custody battle.

Johnston thought she was texting her hit man, but it turned out to be an undercover cop.

"When children are involved in this case, it looked like it may have been spurred mostly by custody," Detective Phillip Hesche said.

Hesche said the text messages are what did her in, however. In order to go to jail for these charges, proof of an offer to pay for the hit is needed.

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