Muskegon Co. woman caught trying to hire hitman
Updated: Thursday, April 11 2013, 08:37 PM EDT
MUSKEGON, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - The Muskegon County Sheriff says his deputies caught a woman trying to hire someone to kill her husband.
A judge arraigned Julia Merfeld late Thursday afternoon on a solicitation of murder charge.
The Sheriff says he was tipped off that Merfeld wanted her husband killed so she could cash in on his life insurance policy.
The man Merfeld thought was a hitman, though, turned out to be an undercover officer.
She was arrested after they met Wednesday night.