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Conn. dad seeks custody of daughter more than a year after ex allegedly tried to hire hit man

  • In this Feb. 27, 2014 photo, Eric Stevens, left, delivers a complaint about a court-appointed child guardian in his child custody case to the Connecticut Statewide Grievance Committee in East Hartford, Conn. With him are state Reps. Minnie Gonzalez, center, and Angel Arce, right. Sevens is questioning why his ex-wife, Tiffany Stevens, still has sole custody of their 8-year-old daughter when she is charged with attempted murder on allegations she tried to hire a hit man to kill Stevens. (AP Photo/Dave Collins)

    In this Feb. 27, 2014 photo, Eric Stevens, left, delivers a complaint about a court-appointed child guardian in his child custody case to the Connecticut Statewide Grievance Committee in East Hartford, Conn. With him are state Reps. Minnie Gonzalez, center, and Angel Arce, right. Sevens is questioning why his ex-wife, Tiffany Stevens, still has sole custody of their 8-year-old daughter when she is charged with attempted murder on allegations she tried to hire a hit man to kill Stevens. (AP Photo/Dave Collins)  (The Associated Press)

  • This undated booking photo provided by the Simsbury, Conn., Police Department shows Tiffany Stevens, of Bloomfield, Conn, charged with attempted murder for allegedly trying to hire a hit man to kill her ex-husband, Eric Stevens. Tiffany Stevens still has legal custody of their 8-year-old daughter, despite separate efforts by the girl’s father and grandparents to obtain custody after her mother’s arrest. She remains free on $1 million bail.  (AP Photo/Simsbury Police Department)

    This undated booking photo provided by the Simsbury, Conn., Police Department shows Tiffany Stevens, of Bloomfield, Conn, charged with attempted murder for allegedly trying to hire a hit man to kill her ex-husband, Eric Stevens. Tiffany Stevens still has legal custody of their 8-year-old daughter, despite separate efforts by the girl’s father and grandparents to obtain custody after her mother’s arrest. She remains free on $1 million bail. (AP Photo/Simsbury Police Department)  (The Associated Press)

A Connecticut woman charged in 2012 with trying to have her ex-husband killed still has legal custody of their 8-year-old daughter, despite separate efforts by the girl's father and grandparents to obtain custody after her mother's arrest.

Tiffany Stevens of Bloomfield has pleaded not guilty to attempted murder and remains free on $1 million bail. Police say she tried to hire a hit man for $5,000 to kill her ex-husband, Eric Stevens.

Tiffany Stevens was awarded custody of the girl in September 2011 after the couple's divorce.

After Tiffany Stevens' arrest, a Hartford Family Court judge rejected her ex-husband's request for custody. Judge Leslie Olear also still hasn't ruled on a 1½-year-old custody request by the girl's grandparents.

Olear's secretary says the judge won't comment on the case.