From the NY Post:
A Queens housewife angry at her cheating husband has been charged with attempting to hire a hit man to rub him out for $2,000, The Post has learned.
Veronica Escalona, 54, of Forest Hills, allegedly sought the help of a yellow cabby, who began helping her to secretly stalk her estranged husband, Ramillo, 49, after he arrived in Manhattan by commuter bus at the Port Authority Bus Terminal, sources said.
When Escalona mentioned to the cabby that she wanted her spouse dead, the cabby immediately approached two cops at the Port Authority, who in turn arranged to have an undercover detective pose as a hitman.
“She told the cabby, ‘I want him dead,’ and the cabby says, ‘Well, I can get that done for you for $2,000.’ He then went right to the police and was she was later introduced to an undercover who agreed to the hit,” said a source.
On Wednesday night, she repeated the overture to the undercover cop inside the Leisure Time Bowling Alley, telling him that she wanted her husband rubbed out – and providing him photographs and a $500 deposit.
After the Manhattan DA's office reviewed the evidence, she was locked up – and she later made a videotaped admission to her role in the crime, source added.