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Woman caught on camera hiring ‘hitman’ to kill husband (Mr. Pinko)

- by - July 9, 2013 - 21:18 America/New_York - 7 Comments

Woman Caught Hiring ‘Hit Man’ To Kill Husband
The moment a grinning 21-year-old mother of two tried to hire undercover cop posing as a hit man to kill her husband because ‘it’s easier than divorcing him’

Woman caught on cam hiring hitman to kill husband Says It s Easier Than Divorcing Him
Wife Casually Discusses Killing Her Husband With A Hitman Julia Merfeld, 21, pleaded guilty to soliciting a murder and could face up to life in prison Arrested in April after meeting up twice with undercover detective posing as a hit man Young wife was hoping to collect her husband’s $400,000 life insurance, of which $50,000 was supposed to go to the hit man
Murder for hire: Julia Merfeld, 21, pleaded guilty to soliciting a murder after she was caught on hidden camera hiring an undercover detective to kill her husband

Murder for hire: Julia Merfeld, 21, pleaded guilty to soliciting a murder after she was caught on hidden camera hiring an undercover detective to kill her husband

Julia Merfeld, a 21-year-old married mother of two from Michigan, did not want to break her husband’s heart by divorcing him — so she decided to have him killed instead, according to investigators.

Merfeld has pleaded guilty to soliciting the murder of her 27-year-old husband following an investigation that included videotaped meetings with an undercover police detective posing as a hit man.

On the video, the Muskegon resident is heard telling the undercover officer that the killing would be ‘easier than divorcing him.’

Merfeld said that she and her husband had been fighting, and that she had been thinking about having him killed for a while because if he was dead, she wouldn’t have to worry about her family’s judgment or ‘breaking his heart.’

Two videos made in April were released to The Muskegon Chronicle by prosecutors.

The 21-year-old woman pleaded guilty June 27 to soliciting a murder. She’s jailed ahead of sentencing July 30 and is expected to face up to a life in prison.

Authorities say she wanted her husband’s $400,000 life insurance policy, and promised to pay the would-be hit man $50,000 for the killing in several $9,000 installments.

Police became aware of Mrs Merfeld’s plot to have her husband killed when they were tipped off by her co-worker, Carlos Ramos.

According to Ramos, the 21-year-old woman offered him $50,000 for the hit, but he called police and helped set up a meeting between Merfeld and an undercover detective posing as a prospective assassin.

The woman and the man she thought to be a gun-for-hire met on April 9 and 10 in his car. Unbeknownst to Merfeld, both meetings were recorded on a hidden camera.

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Sting: Merfeld’s co-worker tipped off police about the woman’s deadly plot and helped set up a meeting between her and an undercover officer posing as a prospective hit man in April

Sting: Merfeld’s co-worker tipped off police about the woman’s deadly plot and helped set up a meeting between her and an undercover officer posing as a prospective hit man in April

outlining their floor plan and the directions to their home
Blood money: The 21-year-old was asked to pay the assassin $100 as a down payment on the $50,000 contract

Blood money: The 21-year-old was asked to pay the assassin $100 as a down payment on the $50,000 contract

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  1. Stranded in Sonoma

    July 10th, 2013

    21 years old. Most of her life ahead of her. If she divorces him, she is clear of him by the time she is 23 and will have at least 5-8 years of good single time before she may want to settle down again.

    As for the kids, she just needs to be an adult about it and work her new single schedule around the kids with joint custody. I know this would be weird to say to a woman but…be a mench — do the right thing.

    So now she will be spending the next 25 years in prison. When she gets out (and she will) she’ll be 45-50 years old. I guess her critical thinking skills leaked out her ears when she didn’t consider the consequences of her actions.

    Maybe by 2040, Oil of Olay will actually do some good.

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  2. citizenjane

    July 10th, 2013

    So easy, so matter of fact, so cold.

    Sometimes I don’t know if living on this planet is real any more. What happened?

    I don’t know these types. Where do they come from?

    Somebody beam me up, now. I want out.

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  3. conservative cowgirl

    July 10th, 2013

    What a cold heart she has. I hope she enjoys her stay in prison.

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  4. Aaron Burr

    July 10th, 2013

    50 grand? Tsk tsk.

    Kinda’ hard not to be surprised at the gender that pays 60 bucks for a fuggin’ bra.

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  5. conservative cowgirl

    July 10th, 2013

    I can’t understand why her husband does NOT want her to go to prison. What’s up with that?!

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  6. Bad Brad

    July 10th, 2013

    THAT’S MY WIFE. SHIT!

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  7. Stirrin the Cracker Pot

    July 10th, 2013

    @Brad – LOL!

    That’s the bad news. The good news is that you don’t have to sleep with one eye open any longer. :)

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