Teacher Allegedly Hired Hitman: Was He Caught on Tape?

Police say they recorded James Pepe in the act before his arrest.
3:00 | 10/01/12

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But we do begin with that florida high school teacher trying to take out a hit on a fellow teacher. Jim pepe in the act. We're hearing that for the first time. What do you want done with bob meredith? I want him killed. All right. We got to -- Reporter: An 11-minute profanity filled conversation caught on tape. Teacher james pepe alleged patching a murder plot against fellow teacher bob meredith. Or he's going to do it? Here's the deal, you should just talk to the guy. Why don't just talk to him. How do you want meredith killed. Any way he wants. I don't give a . Reporter: Prosecutors played it during the arraignment saturday. The teacher was talking to a friend who secretly began working with authorities after pepe allegedly paid $2,000 to have meredith killed. He wanted me to kill him i was uncomfortable with that because I've got kids. He wound a white supremacist, that didn't work. Reporter: Pepe was upset that he thought meredith was spreading rumors about him. He would find people to be conspiring against him when that wasn't the case. He would have a feeling those people are out to get him. Reporter: Pepe allegedly has a history of co-workers. Saying quote, several professionals described your demeanor in terms as hostile, aggressive, extremely volatile and your anger as alarming. He look us up with any we need. Reporter: After hearing these tape, the judge denied bail, and this morning, pepe sits in jail awaiting trial. For "good morning america," john schriffen, abc news, new york.

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