AN equestrian has been arrested after she allegedly tried to hire a hitman to kill her estranged husband and dispose of his body.
The couple previously led the production of an acrobatic equestrian show, which went belly up after just a few performances in 2012.
Tatyana Remley, 42, was arrested after allegedly telling an undercover officer about her murder-for-hire plan to kill her estranged husband, Mark Remley, according to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department.
“She provided detailed information on how she wanted her husband killed and his body disposed,” deputies wrote.
“Remley brought three additional firearms and US currency as a down payment for the murder.”
Tatyana has been charged with solicitation of murder, carrying a concealed weapon in a vehicle that was not registered with the Department of Justice, and carrying a loaded firearm in a public place.
In an interview with The Coast News, her husband, Mark, said that he found out about his wife’s alleged plot to kill him in early July.
Mark said that a mutual friend of the couple told him that Tatyana had allegedly offered them $2million to kill him.
Mark told police about her reported plan to have him killed and deputies launched a sting operation, the news outlet reported.
She was arrested a month later.
Mark also alleged that his wife intentionally set fire to the Rancho Reposo home they used to share.
The sheriff’s department said that they responded to a house fire call at the couple’s home earlier this summer, however, they are still investigating the incident.
The couple reportedly had a volatile 12-year relationship and filed for divorce and reconciled multiple times since marrying in 2011.
Tatyana filed the most recent request for divorce in May and alleged that her husband verbally and physically abused her, stole and destroyed her property, and cut her off financially, per the same source.
Prior to Tatyana’s alleged murder-for-hire plot coming out, The San Diego Union-Tribune published an article about the couple’s equestrian show, Valitar, which was supposed to be a 10-month, five city smash hit.
The event was slated for a 45-show run at the prestigious Del Mar Fairgrounds in California but it turned out to be a complete disaster, according to the news outlet.
The original director of the show, Erik Martonovich, told the publication that the couple “weren’t horse people and they weren’t show people” either.
Former employees claimed that the couple went from “reckless spenders to penny pinchers.”
The chaos led vendors and workers to sue the couple for millions in unpaid salaries and bills, the Union-Tribune reported.
Tatyana was Mark’s second wife. He received $26million when his family’s tech company sold in 2002, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.
Tatyana has pleaded not guilty to the solicitation for murder and weapons charges.
She is being held in a California jail without bond, according to People, and is due in court in October.
San Diego Sheriff’s Department lieutenant David LaDieu told The U.S. Sun that they are unable to release further information about the case at this time.
The U.S. Sun has reached out to Tatyana’s attorney for comment.