Prominent Texas defense attorney, 45, and his female colleague, 33, are arrested for 'hiring an undercover cop to kill her ex-husband'

A prominent Texas defense attorney and his female colleague have been arrested for hatching an elaborate plot to kill her ex-husband.  
Attorneys Seth Andrew Sutton, 45, and Chelsea Tijerina, 33, were each charged with conspiracy to commit capital murder, a first-degree felony, on Friday in Waco. 
Arrest affidavits claim that Sutton paid an undercover Waco police officer to buy a 'clean' gun to kill Tijerina's ex-husband, Marcus Beaudin, a fellow defense attorney who was accused of molesting a child earlier this year.  
Sutton and Tijerina allegedly gave the officer detailed instructions on how to carry out the murder.  
Attorney Seth Andrew Sutton, 45, (pictured) was arrested and charged with conspiracy to commit capital murder on Friday in Waco, Texas
Sutton's colleague, attorney Chelsea Tijerina, 33, (pictured) was jailed on the same charge
Attorneys Seth Andrew Sutton, 45, (left) and Chelsea Tijerina, 33, (right) were arrested and charged with conspiracy to commit capital murder on Friday in Waco, Texas
Sutton and Tijerina allegedly hatched an elaborate plot to kill her ex-husband, Marcus Beaudin. Tijerina and Beaudin are pictured with their newborn daughter in 2018
Sutton and Tijerina allegedly hatched an elaborate plot to kill her ex-husband, Marcus Beaudin. Tijerina and Beaudin are pictured with their newborn daughter in 2018
Police say Sutton first met with the undercover cop on May 14 and agreed to pay him $300 to purchase a gun. 
Sutton allegedly told the officer that he would help him leave town after committing the murder.  

After that first meeting, police brought in the Texas Rangers to help with the investigation. 
Sutton and Tijerina met with the undercover officer again on May 21 to plan the hit, which would take place at Beaudin's home.  
'Chelsea Tijerina (Beaudin) and Sutton provided a timeline for the murder as well as establishing alibis for Chelsea Tijerina (Beaudin) and Sutton,' the affidavit states. 
'On May 22, Sutton met (with the undercover officer) an provided (the officer) with $300 to purchase a firearm to be used to murder Marcus Beaudin.'
Arrest affidavits claim Sutton (pictured), a prominent defense attorney, met with an undercover cop on May 14 and offered to pay him $300 to buy a gun and murder Beaudin
Arrest affidavits claim Sutton (pictured), a prominent defense attorney, met with an undercover cop on May 14 and offered to pay him $300 to buy a gun and murder Beaudin
Sutton and Tijerina (pictured) met with the undercover cop again on May 21 and laid out their elaborate plan to kill Beaudin at his home. The couple were arrested the following day
Sutton and Tijerina (pictured) met with the undercover cop again on May 21 and laid out their elaborate plan to kill Beaudin at his home. The couple were arrested the following day
Sutton and Tijerina were arrested the same day and are now being held on $1million bond each at the McLennan County Jail.   
The motive for the murder has not been disclosed. 
Tijerina and Beaudin got married in November 2016 and welcomed a daughter in 2018. It is unclear when they separated. 
Sutton is also married, and his wife has not returned requests for comment on his arrest.  
Beaudin, 37, was arrested in February after being accused of molesting a 10-year-old female relative. He is seen in his mugshot
Beaudin, 37, was arrested in February after being accused of molesting a 10-year-old female relative. He is seen in his mugshot
Beuadin, 37, had been arrested by police in neighboring Woodway back in February on a felony charge of indecency with a child. 
He was accused of sexually touching a 10-year-old female family member in December but has not been formally indicted by a grand jury.
Beaudin's attorney, Josh Tetens, says his client denies the allegations.  
Sutton is well known among legal circles in Waco. 
In 2017 he launched a bid to unseat the incumbent McLennan County District Attorney but dropped out before the Democratic primary. 
He successfully defended clients in several high-profile cases including the Waco biker shooting in 2015 that left nine men dead and 20 injured.  
Tijerina is less well-known in the community but works at Sutton's firm. 
Sutton launched a bid to unseat the incumbent McLennan County District Attorney in 2017 but dropped out before the Democratic primary. One of his campaign logos is shown above
Sutton launched a bid to unseat the incumbent McLennan County District Attorney in 2017 but dropped out before the Democratic primary. One of his campaign logos is shown above
Prominent Texas defense attorney, 45, and his female colleague, 33, are arrested for 'hiring an undercover cop to kill her ex-husband' Prominent Texas defense attorney, 45, and his female colleague, 33, are arrested for 'hiring an undercover cop to kill her ex-husband' Reviewed by STATION GOSSIP on 01:17 Rating: 5

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