Guilty Plea Made in Muskegon Murder-for-Hire; Husband Wants No Jail

Julia MerfeldMUSKEGON, Mich. — Muskegon woman Julia Charlene Merfeld, 21, pleaded guilty Thursday to soliciting the murder of her 27-year-old husband, according to Muskegon County Prosecutor Timothy Maat.

Merfeld’s husband told the court he wants her to serve no jail time for the crime; however, Chief Muskegon County Circuit Judge William C. Marietti wasn’t as forgiving.  He agreed to cap the sentence at six years when he sentences her on July 30 because of the victim’s wishes.

During questioning by the judge, Merfeld admitted to meeting with a man to solicit the murder between April 5 and April 10, according to Maat.  She later learned that he was an undercover Michigan State Police officer.  She confessed to police after her arrest that she wanted her husband killed so she could collect a $400,000 life insurance policy.


5 Comments to “Guilty Plea Made in Muskegon Murder-for-Hire; Husband Wants No Jail”

    Tracy said:
    June 28, 2013 at 4:32 PM

    Asked for no jail time ?I think this guy is a little nutts and I bet he has took her back because she told him a few little lies.Just maybe the guy dont want to live and wants her to kill him anyhow as that is worse then taking anyone back man or woman after they have cheated on you.

    Manny said:
    June 29, 2013 at 7:10 AM

    Can you fix this girl? I heard once you are an adult it is what it is!!!! Scary world! Who's your neighbor? You can't know, we can't read minds!

    Max said:
    July 10, 2013 at 9:55 PM

    But we can EXCLAAAAIM !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AAAAAAND PUNCTUATE ?!?!?

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