Oklahoma woman accused in murder-for-hire plot agrees to plea deal

Danielle Layman, 37, was arrested August 10 in Ponca City for obstruction. (Ponca City Police Department)

A Ponca City woman accused in an international murder-for-hire plot has agreed to a plea deal.

U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Oklahoma Robert Troester says that Danielle Layman, 37, has pleaded guilty to possessing ricin in exchange for a murder-for-hire charge to be dropped by federal prosecutors. Layman faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison, three years of supervised released and a fine of $250,000.

She is accused of posting an ad to Craigslist titled "10 day gig overseas for amateur, competitive pay!"

When meeting with an applicant for the position, she allegedly told them the job was for poisoning an Israeli taxi driver with ricin.

The applicant called the FBI following the meeting. The FBI later discovered that the target in the plot was Layman's ex-husband.

The woman who Layman allegedly attempted to hire in the plot spoke to FOX 25 about the experience.

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