- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 7, 2017

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A Utah woman who is already facing charges of trying to hire a hit man to kill her ex-husband now faces additional charges after prosecutors say she asked a fellow inmate to kill the man she tried to hire.

Linda Tracy Gillman, 69, is accused of offering a Salt Lake County Jail inmate a large sum of insurance money that she said she stood to inherit if her ex-husband died, charging documents said. Gillman called herself “the bank” and said she could “make everything happen,” prosecutors wrote.

She told the inmate that she’d also like to see disappear the man she originally hired to kill the ex-husband, the documents said. That man is now the primary witness against her in a felony criminal solicitation case filed in January.

Gillman said if that if he ended up dead, she could walk free, prosecutors said, and she gave the inmate an address of a condominium where she said he could be found. The inmate ended the conversation when she realized Gillman wanted her to kill the witness, authorities said.

Police said in December 2016 that she planned to pay $25,000 in life insurance money to have her ex-husband and his new wife killed. Investigators said she wanted the deaths to look accidental or due to a break-in.

Gillman is charged with two counts of felony criminal solicitation for the first case. She was charged with an additional count of felony attempted obstruction of justice last month.

She has previously denied the allegations of trying to plan her former husband’s death, police said.

Defense attorney Ron Yengich didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.

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