Banker in Court for Alleged Murder-for-Hire Plot

Chris Latham allegedly plotted to kill his estranged wife with help of others.
2:27 | 08/12/13

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Now the story of murder for hire. After 20 years of marriage, a respected bank executive allegedly plotting to kill his estranged wife. He'll be in federal court. His wife out of hiding and speaking out. Gio benitez is here with the details. Reporter: It was no secret that chris and nancy latham were this the middle of a contentious divorce. They say chris want his wife dead and was willing to pay to happen. Chris latham, once a banker making nearly $700,000 has gone from wearing sharp suits to shackles. The 50-year-old seen glancing at his estranged wife, nancy, just days ago, will be back in court this morning, accused of trying to take out a hit on her. It was difficult to see him walk in in shackles. Going through this is almost surreal. Reporter: He stands accused of plotting with several others, including his live-in girlfriend, to kill his wife. He gave accomplices a $5,000 downpayment. Give them photos, maps, his wife's schedule. We have been married for 24 years. How do you reconcile the idea that this person hired someone to kill you? Reporter: When police uncovered the alleged plot this spring, they alerted nancy and her daughters. We were in hiding for close to two months. And etch now, trying to get our lives back. It's incredibly difficult. Reporter: His attorney told abc news overnight, he could not comment. His client has previously denied involvement in the plot. And earlier this year, filed for a protective order against nancy, saying she wanted to harm him. Nancy latham denied that charge. She says she's confident that prosecutors have a strong case. It's not by in means celebratory. Not for my children. I -- um -- it has to be reaking for them. And if it's heartbreaking for my children, it's heartbreaking for me. Reporter: Chris and his live-in girlfriend pleaded not guilty to the charges. Nancy has filed a civil lawsuit against him and the three alleged accomplices, accusing her estranged husband of being actively involved. What a mess.

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