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Bond Revoked For Daughter Accused In Plot To Kill Father

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Rebecca "Becca" Hart-Santiago Rebecca "Becca" Hart-Santiago
Rebecca Frances Hart Rebecca Frances Hart

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. - A judge has revoked the bond of a Montgomery County woman who was charged with helping to orchestrate the murder of her father with her mother, brother and another teenage boy.

Rebecca "Becca" Hart-Santiago was taken back to jail Tuesday after a judge ruled she violated a substance abuse provision to her bond.

Santiago's father, Gilbert Hart, was found shot to death inside the family's Clarksville home in June 2009.

Hart-Santiago was charged with her brother, Alexander Hart, and 15-year-old J.P George with killing her father. Her mother, Rebecca Hart, was later charged after police said she asked her children and others to kill their father, and allegedly allowed the gunman to enter the home.

Gilbert Hart's son, Alexander Hart, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and was sentenced to 15 years behind bars. He agreed to testify against the other suspects. He said they killed his father because he was "an abusive, alcoholic man."

George was allegedly given $200 to kill Hart. He pleaded guilty in 2011 to second-degree murder, and has been serving a 20-year prison sentence.

Detectives said Becca and Alexander picked up J.P. George and returned to the house, where Becca dropped them off. She reportedly admitted to police that there was a plot to kill him at least two months before her father's murder, but that she did not want to be involved.

"She said her brother had given someone a weapon and money to carry out the murder of her father," said Detective Timothy Anderson with the Clarksville Police Department during a hearing before the grand jury in 2009.  

Police arrested Hart's widow, Rebecca Hart, in 2011, after Alexander Hart pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit murder. She was indicted on five counts of solicitation to commit first-degree murder, two counts of conspiracy to commit first-degree murder, two counts of facilitation to commit first-degree murder and one count of false report. 

A trial date for the two women was scheduled for 2014. 

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