Man planned to kill ex-girlfriend and make it look like a bear mauling

After Clyde Gardner's ex-girlfriend ended their abusive relationship, he plotted revenge by murdering her.

His first plan: kill a bear, skin it and wear the belt while using its claws to 'maul' the woman as she took out the garbage. He would also wear the bear's paws on his feet so as to leave no footprints.

But he ditched that plan and hired a friend to do the job. The new plan involved staging a car accident. Gardner gave his friend $500 toward a $15,000 fee.

Gardner went to the police, who told him to wear a wire and get it all on tape. Gardner is now behind bars.