Wife Busted Trying to Hire 'Hitman'
A Michigan woman was caught on video hiring a hitman to kill her husband in lieu of going through a divorce, videos distributed Monday by police revealed. The Muskegon County Prosecutor’s Office released videos to Michigan news website Mlive.com of Julia Merfield's two meetings with an undercover police officer. Timothy Maat, Muskegon chief assistant prosecutor, said the videos -- which were filmed on April 9 and 10 -- show Merfield, 21, in a meeting with a person she thinks is a hitman she has hired to shoot her husband. In reality, Merfield was meeting with an undercover police officer, who upon meeting her in a parked car says, "I guess we have a little business to discuss."