MUSKEGON, Mich.- The story of a Muskegon County woman caught on tape trying to hire a hit man to kill her husband has gained national attention. With that attention, though, comes potential danger for the undercover policeman who played the hired killer.
The original release of the videos of Julia Murfeld plotting her husband’s murder showed the identity of that undercover officer.
Michigan State Police have asked for all copies of the video to be destroyed, saying there is no journalistic value in identifying the officer and it would place his life at great risk.
Fox 17 never revealed the identity of the undercover officer and has destroyed our copy of the video identifying them. We will continue to only show the edited version.