A Casper woman accused of trying to hire a hit man to kill her ex-husband, has entered a plea in court.

Cynthia Guy has pleaded not guilty and not guilty by reason of mental illness to one charge of solicitation of first degree murder.

Guy is accused of trying to hire a hit man to kill her ex-husband last year.

Investigators with the Casper Police Department say they became aware of the plot in April 2014, through a number of patients at the Central Wyoming Counseling Center.

Patients told investigators that Guy had approached them about trying to find someone who could murder her ex-husband.

Eventually, the Wyoming Department of Criminal Investigation, arranged a May 2014 meeting with an undercover agent, and the meeting was recorded.

Guy provided the undercover agent, "Frankie," with a down payment, along with pictures of her ex-husband and a layout of the house in Cheyenne.

The video was played at Guy's preliminary hearing.

She talked about either making it look like a suicide or a robbery, and had an alibi on stand-by, when the job was done.

Guy and the hit man talked about code words that would be relayed to Guy, to let her know when the job was done, and when to get together at another location to complete the deal.

The money for the job was set aside from her bank account, so that her withdrawal records for the job, could not be traced.

Investigators later searched a storage facility that Guy had, where they found the rest of the money that they say was to be paid to the hit man.

Guy is being held on $250,000 bond awaiting trial, and could get life in prison without parole, if convicted.

Guy has had two court ordered mental evaluations, and both the prosecutors and Guy's defense have requested another evaluation at the State Hospital in Evanston.