Police release recordings of murder for hire plot

Published: Mar. 1, 2006 at 2:26 AM CST|Updated: Mar. 1, 2006 at 2:34 AM CST
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Jessica Booth told police she wanted to be a model and to get the 8 grand she needed she was ready to kill and steal!

It's a plot that involves a gun, secret recordings and cheese.

On police recordings, Jessica Booth made it clear she was willing to kill to get the money she needed.

Undercover: "Are you ready to take a ^&*&* life?" Booth: "yea."

Police say Booth's plan was to steal what she thought was cocaine and money from a Memphis home and she was ready to kill.

Undercover: "What if some kids in there?

Booth: "If they old enough to run they mouth, they got to get blasted. Cause I'm sorry, I love kids but i'm sorry."

Undercover: "Old woman in there?

Booth: "I don't give a *&%*. It's almost they time anyway."

Booth thought she was hiring a hit man but he was really an undercover officer who several times asked if she was sure she knew what she was doing.

Undercover: "Are you ready to do this?

Booth: 'Yup."

Undercover: "Do you want to do this?

Booth: "Yes."

Undercover: "You ready?"

Booth: "I'm ready."

Undercover: "O.K. Then."

Each conversation police had with Booth was recorded.

Undercover: "Testing, testing. 1-2. 1-2 OK buddy?"

On one recording, Booth assures the undercover officer she won't chicken out.

Booth: "I ain't tryin' to say i'm a pro at it but I kind of got an idea cause I been watching the movies you know what I'm saying."

The hit never went down and Jessica Booth was arrested. Booth had been inside the house and saw what she thought were blocks of cocaine. Turns out they were blocks of cheese covered in salt.