UPDATE Oct. 24: Patience Justine Perez entered a guilty plea in Norfolk Circuit Court Thursday, according to the Commonwealth's Attorney's office.

A sentencing hearing is scheduled for December 20.

NORFOLK (AP) -- A former security assistant at a Virginia Beach school who was having an inappropriate relationship with a 15-year-old student conspired to kill her husband, police say.

Patience Justine Perez has been charged in Norfolk in connection with a murder-for-hire scheme. She was due in Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court Wednesday morning for a preliminary hearing, but it was rescheduled for May 15, said Amanda Howie with the Commonwealth's Attorney office.

Perez also faces multiple charges of taking indecent liberties with a child by a person in a custodial or supervisory relationship.

Virginia Beach police have said a consensual, sexual relationship between Perez took place away from Renaissance Academy. The 22-year-old Perez was fired from her job at the school, which teaches students in middle school and high school.

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