Newly-released interrogation footage of Tara Lambert, the Ohio model convicted of trying to hire a hitman to kill her husband’s ex-wife, shows Lambert steadfastly denying her crime and instead insisting that she only wanted someone to punch the woman in the face.
The video will air tonight exclusively on Crime Watch Daily.
“I don’t want her killed,” the blond 33-year-old told police. “I want her beat up. I want her to stop harassing us. I want her to stop making false accusations of me. I want her to stop slandering me and my business. I don t want her to die. I want her to stop.”
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In January, a jury found Lambert guilty of one count of conspiracy to commit aggravated murder. In addition to her sentence, Lambert must also pay a $10,000 fine, a judge has ruled.
Lambert’s intended victim is the mother of her husband’s two kids.
Law enforcement officials contend Lambert met with an undercover cop posing as a hired killer and provided the cop with a down payment and a picture of her stepchildren’s mother.
Lambert Wanted to Dispose of Intended Victim with Wood Chipper
During her conversations with the undercover officer, she suggested using a wood chipper to dispose of her husband’s ex’s remains, surveillance video obtained by Crime Watch Daily shows.
The footage shows Lambert talking to the undercover officer, who asks her what she wants done with her husband’s former wife.
“Just put her in a chopper,” Lambert can be heard saying in the footage. “One of those lumberjack chopper things.”
Under interrogation, Lambert insisted she never wanted her husband’s ex slaughtered. “He said he was going to punch her in the grill,” she tells detectives in the footage. “Deck her in the grill – a punch in the face.”
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