Hernando County Sheriff Al Nienhuis said his office prevented a murder for hire plot suspects had planned for Friday.
According to deputies, a pregnant mother of three masterminded the plot, conspiring with two others to kill her estranged husband.
The plot began in the parking lot of a Disabled American Veterans building, deputies said, where they arrested the three suspects Wednesday.
Jessy Fuston and her new boyfriend, Nathan McKee, enlisted Antwon Walton to murder her estranged husband, Charley Fuston, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
Charley Fuston did not want to talk with to ABC Action News, but neighbors who knew his estranged wife said they are not surprised by the arrests.
According to her arrest report, she currently living in a mobile home park in Brooksville with their three children and the other two suspects.
Neighbors said she was mean and kept their kids away.
Nienhuis said Fuston wanted Walton to use an AK-47 with a silencer to kill her husband at a child custody exchange.
"She claims that she was afraid of her husband,” he said. “Of course premeditated murder is never an option, even if the allegations were legitimate, which we are not obviously 100 percent sure of."
Deputies arrested Charley Fuston last November on charges of stalking his estranged wife and violating his probation for domestic violence.
Now their three kids are with an aunt and jail visitation is the only way the three accused of being involved in the murder plot will see their families.
Each one has a bond of $150,000. They were each charged with one count of homicide and one count of conspiracy to commit murder.