SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah woman sentenced to prison for trying to hire a hitman to kill her ex-husband in order to get custody of their children and a million-dollar life insurance payout says she doesn't remember ever having that conversation.

The Deseret News reports Billie Jo Agee was sentenced in July to up to five years in prison after pleading no contest to one count of criminal solicitation, a third-degree felony.

Court documents say the woman has "a significant mental illness."

Court documents say Agee was convicted of trying to hire her estranged second husband to kill her husband from her first marriage so she could have custody of their children and collect the proceeds of his $1 million life insurance policy.


Information from: Deseret News,