‘It’s easier than divorce:’ Video Catches Woman Trying to Hire Hitman

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MUSKEGON, Michigan (PIX11.com)-

A shocking video shows a former New Jersey woman plotting to hire a hitman to kill her husband.

Julia Merfeld, who now lives in Michigan, wanted her husband killed and she wasn’t shy when it came to setting up the hit, police said.  But it was all caught on camera. Sitting in the front seat of a car rigged up by police for video, she calmly says: ” I don’t want it to look like an actual motive, like a murder case”

The 21-year-old Merfeld, who had moved from Keyport, N.J. to Muskegon, Mich.,  plotted to have her husband killed back in April.  She met twice with man whom she thought was a hitman. He asked for specifics.

“What I’m gonna need is an address from you so I know how to get there.  I’m gonna need a picture of him so I get the right guy.”  On the video she shyly says “Okay” and giggles.

But what Merfeld didn’t know put her behind bars.  The hitman was really an undercover Michigan State Police officer who asked more incriminating questions including how she wanted him to do it.

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