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Woman facing sentencing for trying to hire hitman
MUSKEGON, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) – A Muskegon woman who tried to hire a hit man to murder her husband is scheduled to learn her sentence Tuesday.
Last month Julia Merfeld pleaded guilty to solicitation to murder.
Police say back in April Merfeld arranged a meeting to hire an assassin, but that man turned out to be an undercover officer.
The officer recorded the conversation.
"When I first decided to do this, it's not like we weren't getting along. It was just easier. Terrible as it sounds, it's easier than divorcing him. I didn't have to worry about the judgment of my family, breaking his heart," said Julia Merfeld.
Investigators say Merfeld wanted her husband dead so she could collect a $400,000 life insurance policy.
She faces up to life in prison.
We'll let you know what sentence the judge hands down.