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A Woman Was Videotaped Trying To Hire A Hitman To Kill Her Husband

Julia Charlene Merfeld, 21, of Muskegon, Mich., has plead guilty to solicitation of murder for attempting to hire a hitman to kill her husband. She said she didn't want to be judged by her family for getting a divorce.

Posted on July 9, 2013, at 4:35 p.m. ET

Julia Charlene Merfeld was videotaped soliciting an undercover police officer to murder her husband.

The video, obtained by 24 Hour News 8, showed Merfeld casually talking about murdering her husband. She wanted it to look like a break in. Here, she showed the man a picture of her husband.

At a later meeting she brought a map of her house. Merfeld planned to pay for the murder from her husband's $400,000 life insurance policy.

She said she wanted it to happen on a Thursday when she worked. "The more shocked I am when it happens, the better. I just want to make it as non-suspicious as possible."

"As terrible as it sounds, it was easier then divorcing him. You know, I don't have to worry about the judgment of my family. I don't have to worry about breaking his heart," she said.

Merfeld pled guilty in June to solicitation of murder. Her husband has requested she not be jailed.

Watch the video here.