UPDATED: Thursday, September 26, 2013 - 9:21pm
COLLEGE STATION, Tx (KYLE) — A sting operation lands a College Station woman in jail after police say she unknowingly hired an undercover officer to kill the father of her child.
33-year-old Nicolette Beard is in custody, charged with solicitation of murder, all because of a tip to police.
We're told someone told authorities Beard wanted the father of her child dead by this Friday because of an on-going custody battle.
Beard then met with an undercover officer at a local grocery store parking lot and agreed to pay him $4,000 for the murder and she wanted it to look like an accident.
She paid the "hit man" $800 as a down payment and once the transaction was complete, officers placed her under arrest.
The father of her child, his wife and their child were located during the time and were under police surveillance for their protection.