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Muskegon woman sentenced for hit on husband

Gavel & Stryker, made from Cherry & Ash, sold to Whitney Hoffman. By KeithBurtis (Flickr: Gavel & Stryker) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
Gavel & Stryker, made from Cherry & Ash, sold to Whitney Hoffman. By KeithBurtis (Flickr: Gavel & Stryker) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

MUSKEGON (WKZO) -- The Muskegon woman who made international headlines for trying to hire an undercover cop as a hit man to kill her husband is headed to prison.

Twenty-one-year-old Julia Merfeld was sentenced Wednesday to at least five-years and eight-months behind bars, and could spend 20-years locked up.  She pled guilty in June to a charge of solicitation of murder.

Merfeld plea to an officer to kill her husband was caught on tape with a hidden camera.

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