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Bail set for Vegas woman in murder-for-hire case

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Leslie Zdehovan appeared for her initial court date in Las Vegas Justice Court on Sept. 3. (FOX5) Leslie Zdehovan appeared for her initial court date in Las Vegas Justice Court on Sept. 3. (FOX5)
A Las Vegas Metro police arrest report showed details leading to the apprehension of Leslie Zdehovan in an alleged murder-for-hire plot. (FOX5) A Las Vegas Metro police arrest report showed details leading to the apprehension of Leslie Zdehovan in an alleged murder-for-hire plot. (FOX5)
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -

The Las Vegas woman, who is accused of hiring a hit man to kill her husband, had bail set and was appointed a public defender in court Tuesday.

Leslie Zdehovan, 48, who was also booked under the name Leslie LaChance, appeared for her initial appearance in Las Vegas Justice Court.

A judge set Zdehovan's bail at $40,000. Zdehovan would be placed under house arrest if she posted bail, the judge ordered.

Her next court date was set for Sept. 16.

According to an arrest report from Las Vegas Metro police, investigators were told about the plot by a man from the United Kingdom who claimed he met Zdehovan on a dating website. The report said that the man came to Las Vegas and met Zdehovan in person in mid-August.

In the report, the man told investigators that while he and Zdehovan were staying at a hotel, she returned to the room after being gone for several hours and informed him that she had met with a man who she was interested in hiring to kill her husband. According to the report, the man left Zdehovan at the hotel and called police.

The man helped arrange a meeting between an undercover detective and Zdehovan a few days later, according to the report. The report said that Zdehovan acknowledged the plot against her husband during a conversation with the detective, saying she agreed to pay a man named "Willy" $12,000 for the hit.

During the conversation, the detective convinced Zdehovan to hire him instead of "Willy" to carry out the plot, according to the report. That was when Zdehovan was arrested.

Zdehovan was charged with solicitation of murder and conspiracy to commit murder.

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