Patel, who lives in the Steiner Ranch neighbourhood in Austin, drove to an apartment complex in Rutland Drive in north Austin last week, where she asked several people about hiring a person to ‘take care of’ her husband.
A witness called the police around on September 4 to report that a woman, identified as Patel, came to her and said her husband had beaten her and she needed that he be ‘taken care of’. Another witness told police that she asked Patel: “Wait, do you mean beat him up?”
“No, permanently,” Patel reportedly responded. Patel also walked over to a group of teenagers and allegedly offered them $4,000 to kill her husband.
When the police arrived and intercepted her, she told them that she had a loving relationship with her husband and denied any history of violence. The police then went to Patel’s house where Patel’s husband Brij said that he had recently taken out a $2 million life insurance policy.
Patel has been held on a $1 million bond and a protective order has been placed on her husband and children.