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Murder-For-Hire Woman Tells Attorney She Was Set Up

Published On: May 01 2013 04:07:45 PM CDT   Updated On: May 02 2013 11:54:16 AM CDT
REDDING, Calif. -

Trial dates have been set for the Anderson woman accused of trying to hire a friend to kill a family member.

Angela O'Regan, 55, is being charged with solicitation for murder.

She plead not guilty last week and her trial date is set for September as of Wednesday morning.

Her attorney Joe Gazzigli told us the case might not actually make it to trial.

"She does feel like she's been set up and I really do believe that she's going to be exonerated," Gazzigli said.

O'Regan is accused of plotting to kill her granddaughter's father because he wouldn't allow her to visit her granddaughter. He has primary custody of the girl.

Officers said they found the gun that was going to be used, along with text messages and phone recordings of the murder plan.

Gazzigli said they're waiting to talk with many of the witnesses.

"We have a lot of investigation to do because it's a fairly complex case," Gazzigli said. "Obviously a number of witnesses we have not contacted yet and we wanna contact."

Police also told us O'Regan gave incriminating statements when she was interviewed by investigators.

Gazzigli said he thinks eventually, she'll be free of any blame. "I think that she's going to be exonerated but I want to make sure I have all the information necessary before we go forward with the trial."

O'Regan is scheduled to be back in court August 12.