VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WVEC) -- A mother accused of hiring a hitman will stay locked up in Virginia Beach.

A judge on Thursday denied bond for Marie Leary. Police say she hired a hitman to kill witnesses in her son's murder trial.

Her son, Marquel, faces first-degree murder charges in a deadly 2016 shooting on Overlook Court.

Marie Leary faces five counts of soliciting murder.

Her case will go to the grand jury in two weeks.