Michigan, U.S. -- 21-year-old Julia Merfeld was caught on tape hiring an undercover Michigan police officer posing as a hitman to kill her 27-year-old husband.
"When I first decided to do this, it's not that we weren't getting along. I mean, I was just, it was easier than, as terrible as it sounds, it was easier than divorcing him. 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," she said.
"Terrible as it sounds, it was easier than divorcing him," the woman explained about her lethal choice. "It's going to break my heart when it happens, but it's something that I've been thinking about for awhile," she explained and proceeded to discuss the murder plan in a matter-of-fact manner, suggesting it would be best if the undercover detective shot his husband.
"If you can get him outside, that would be great... It would be messy in the house," she said with a laugh.
Merfeld was also insistent that it couldn't just look like a robbery gone awry.
"I have a girlfriend who wants to move in with me, and I don't want her to be scared to move in with me if she thinks that we've got broken into... so I'm kind of afraid of that because I want her to move in with me because I don't want to live there by myself afterwards," she said.
The 'hitman' tells Merfeld that things can't be called off once she leaves his car, and that she can pay him a few weeks after the murder.
"Surprise me with how you do it because, I mean, the more shocked I am when it happens, the better it will be," she asked. "I just want to make it as non-suspicious as possible."
Merfeld was arrested after exiting the vehicle.
The local police sheriff named Merfeld's apparent motive: "It is one of the oldest motives known to man: Greed. She wanted a life insurance payout."
According to the local media sources, her husband has a $400,000 life insurance policy.
Merfeld pleaded guilty last month to solicitation to commit murder. She's jailed ahead of a July 30 sentencing date and is expected to face prison time, according to the station.
Investigators reportedly say they were tipped off about the whole situation by one of Merfeld's co-workers whom she initially approached to get the job done.
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