10:25 AM

A Nixa man accused of allegedly trying to hire a hit man to kill his wife and stepson waived his right to a preliminary hearing and will stand trial for conspiracy to commit murder.

In late December Christian County Prosecutor Ron Cleek filed those charges against Jimmie Williamson. Williamson out on $500,00 bail for an alleged domestic assault in November when prosecutors say he attempted to hire someone to kill his family.

According to online court records, Donna Williamson filed for an order of protection (ex parte) order November 30th and then filed for divorce on December 9th. Her son, Chad Cypret, was living in the basement of the couples home.

According to the probable cause statement, a "cooperating citizen" contacted police and told them of Williamson's alleged plan. The informant told authorities that if they did not intervene, "Jimmie had several shady contacts that might be willing to take him up on his offer."

Christian County chief assistant prosecutor Donovan Dobbs (a.) says that federal prosecutors are looking at Williamson as well for being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Williamson will be formally arraigned on the conspiracy to commit murder charge on February 5, 2010 in Christian County.