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Pasco Mother accused of plotting to kill husband

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PASCO, Wash. --  Michelle Murdock, the Pasco mother accused of plotting to kill her husband pleaded innocent in a Franklin County Court room Tuesday.  New allegations surfaced from Murdock's nanny who says the mother offered her two children, ages four and six as a form of payment to the nanny for her cooperation in helping Murdock kill her husband.

The judge issued a no contact order for Murdock not to see her children or husband, as well as set her bond at $1 million dollars. 

The 38 year old's husband, 62-year-old John David Murdock says she planned on injecting him with tranquilizer and throwing him down the stairs.  Police say the nanny warned him after being approached by Michelle Murdock to help her. 

Her public defender, Shelley Ann Ajax asked the judge to repeal the no contact order with the children saying there is no allegation that the children are in harms way and that she has a right to act as their parent. 

The judge has it in place and will re-decide if he will keep it that way on Tuesday when they reconvene in court.  Murdock's trial is set to Start September 22.

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