An Aiken woman has been charged in a murder-for-hire plot after meeting with an investigator posing as a killer for hire.
Margaret D. Stephens, 41, of Heathwood Drive in Aiken, is charged with solicitation to commit a felony - murder, which carries a sentence of up to 10 years in prison. She was arrested Thursday afternoon after meeting with the undercover officer in a parking lot in Aiken, the Aiken County Sheriff's Office said.
"Mrs. Stephens told our investigator she wanted the death to look like an accident and agreed to a price," Sheriff Michael Hunt said. "We gave her a chance to change her mind, but she chose not to do it."
The victim is not identified.