Ohio model Tara Lambert admitted that she intended to kill her husband's ex when he asked an undercover cop to pose as a hit man who threw it in a wooden shredder.
"I'm true to words, and it's horrible," he said in an explosive interview with Dr. Phil on Tuesday.
Lambert, 35, was surprised to ask an undercover police officer to throw Kellie Cooke into a wood shredder in 2015.
She pleaded guilty in July to conspiracy to commit aggravated murder and was sentenced to only five years in prison.
Tara Lambert (left) admitted to Dr. Phil (right) when he met a hit man, he knew he was asking for former friend Kellie Cooke to be murdered. The model said she "agreed with the words," she told the hit man, who was actually an undercover police officer.
Speaking with Dr. Phil, the model said she regretted her actions, and how Cooke's family was forced to listen to the plot get rid of.
"That woman and her family never deserved to listen, or now they know, that some of that was once said, and that's why I'm realizing what happened," Lambert explained.
When Dr. Phil directly asked him if he knew he was talking about a murder when he talked about "throwing Cooke into a wood shredder," Lambert, who until now had tried to avoid answering the question, said yes.
"Yes, unfortunately," he said.
"It's shameful and ugly, but that's the truth."
Cooke also spoke with Dr. Phil and labeled Lambert "one of the most evil people I've ever met", during his appearance on the Dr Phil Show.
An undercover video showed Lambert sitting in a car with the detective, whom she believed to be a hit man, and laughing while asking him to murder Cooke.
She said she was recognizing her actions to help ease the pain of Cooke's family. "That woman and her family never deserved to listen, or now they know, that some of that was once said, and that's why I'm recognizing what happened," he said.
Tara Lambert, 35, pictured above was surprised to ask an undercover police officer to throw Kellie Cooke into a wood shredder in 2015, telling her that he believed he was a professional killer, that he wanted Cooke to "have gone "
"I hate her," Lambert de Cooke said in the video.
The undercover officer asked: & # 39; What do you want me to do with it? & # 39;
"Oh, my God," she replied. "Just put her in a helicopter, you know, like one of those lumberjack helicopter things."
When the & # 39; hit man & # 39; She said that she was not carrying a wooden helicopter, Lambert replied that she was "kidding" & # 39; and that he was actually thinking about an invasion of his home that went wrong.
She told him she wanted Cooke to leave.
"I need her away," he said.
The court heard that Lambert had also given an initial payment of $ 125 to the undercover police officer and had given him Cooke's photo to carry out the deed.
The cops say that the plot occurred in a row about the visits.
Cooke, who said she did not approve of the way Lambert dressed inappropriately when attending events with the children, fell apart in the interview when Dr. Phil asked her if she had heard someone she considered a friend laughing while planning kill her
"Yes, it is (difficult to understand)," he said.
Kellie Cooke (pictured), victim of the assassination plot for the murder of a model, has described her as one of the "most evil people I've ever met" in the explosive interview
Tara Lambert, 35, had her plan when she was caught in an undercover video (pictured) asking Kellie Cooke to be thrown into a wood shredder in 2015
In another part of the interview, Lambert claimed that Dr. Phil, she and Cooke were incredibly close, and that she had been in the delivery room when the minor children of her victim were born.
She claimed that Cooke had told the nurse that the couple were sisters to make sure Lambert could stay with her while giving birth.
Lambert was initially sentenced to seven years in prison for the charge in 2016, but an appeals court overturned that conviction last year, saying there was an error in the original accusation.
She will receive credit for the time served from the previous conviction.
The model was married to Brandon Lambert at that time, reported The Columbus Dispatch. He is the father of Cooke's two teenagers, who were Lambert's stepdaughters in 2015.
The two women bitterly discussed visiting rights, which was what led Lambert to arrange for Cooke to be killed.
Shortly thereafter, Lambert was authorized to conspire to assassinate Cooke's husband, Shawn, if he was in his house when the hit man came to kill his wife.
Lambert was found guilty of trying to hire a murderer to kill Ms. Cooke (right), but was not allowed to try to do the same with Ms. Cooke's husband, Shawn (left)
Although Lambert (in the police interview) denied paying the murderer, he pleaded guilty anyway to a single charge of conspiracy to commit aggravated murder.
Physiologist Jolie Brams previously told the jury that Lambert had "developmental problems" and had problems with alcohol and drugs
The statement of Cooke's victim was read in court by her daughter, Aspen Lambert, 18, earlier this year.
I knew what you were capable of. You lied, manipulated and controlled everything that my girls did … You wanted my daughters, "Cooke had written to Lambert.
"When you found out I was with you," he snapped. You have tormented my family for a long time without punishment. "
Physiologist Jolie Brams previously told the jury that Lambert had "developmental problems" and had problems with alcohol and drugs.
She also suffers from eating disorders and has problems with her body image, which led to more than two dozen cosmetic surgeries.
Brams said that on one occasion Lambert was told that his sweater did not fit, so he immediately went to see his plastic surgeon for an operation.
Lambert defense attorney James Kingsley said at a previous hearing: "Tara Lambert does not know what is appropriate for a situation. She is childish. Life is a fantasy for her.
Although Lambert denied paying the murderer during her plea hearing, she pleaded guilty anyway to a single charge of conspiracy to commit aggravated murder.
Kellie Cooke (left) looks at Lambert (left) while appearing at Pickaway County Common Pleas Court in July to plead guilty to conspiracy to commit aggravated murder in Circleville