Caught On Camera

Jul 9, 2013 12:04 PM

Wife Pleads Guilty to Hiring Hitman

MICHIGAN (WOOD) - A Michigan woman who pleaded guilty to solicitation of murder was videotaped telling an undercover police detective that she wanted her husband's death to be "as non-suspicious as possible."

Authorities say Julia Charlene Merfeld, 21, of Muskegon wanted her 27-year-old husband's $400,000 life insurance policy.

In videos released by prosecutors Merfeld is nonchalant as she discusses the details of her husband's murder with a detective posing as a hit man. The tone of her voice was as if she was planning a vacation.

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