You would be hard-pressed to find someone more cold than Julia Merfeld, a woman who met with an undercover police detective, who she thought was a hit man, to kill her husband.

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The man who tipped off police, her co-worker Carlos Ramos, told MLive earlier that Merfeld offered him $50,000 to kill her husband. Instead he called police, who then set up the meetings that led to her arrest.

Merfeld and her husband had recently moved to Muskegon from New Jersey as the result of a job transfer for the husband. They have two young children who were staying with relatives in New Jersey at the time of the April meetings.

At no time in the conversations does Merfeld express any hostility toward her husband or complain of any action of his. She stresses that she doesn’t want him to suffer.

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