Thursday 26 May 2016

Video: Smiling 21-year-old mother tries to hire a hit man to kill her husband

Published 10/07/2013 | 13:33

AN undercover cop posing as a hit man, records the moment 21-year-old married mother of two grins at the thought of having her husband killed, instead of having to divorce him.

Julia Merfield, a mother of two from Michigan, pleaded guilty to soliciting the murder of her husband – after an investigation into the murder plot included the video tape.

In the video, a grinning Mrs Merfield says, 'When I first decided to do this … it’s not that we weren’t getting along,' she says on the video. 'But … terrible as it sounds, it was easier than divorcing him.

She continued: 'You know, I didn’t have to worry about the judgment of my family, I didn’t have to worry about breaking his heart, all that stuff like this. It’s, like, how I got a clean getaway.'

It’s reported, she wanted her husband’s $400,000 life insurance policy, and promised to pay the hit man $50,000.

Talking about how the murder should happen, the mother of two tells the hit man, ‘The more shocked I am when it happens, the better, I just want to make it as non-suspicious as possible.’

After the plot was uncovered, Mrs Merfled's husband appealed to the judge to spare his wife jail time. However, Judge William Marietti decided to instead put a cap on the defendant's minimum sentence to six years.

She is to be sentenced July 30th reports the Huffington Post.

Online Editors

Read More

Promoted articles

Editors Choice

Also in World News