An ex-Jersey girl, stuck in a failing marriage, opted for a paid killer over a divorce lawyer.
A smiling and giggly Julia Merfeld was captured on videotape in a pair of conversations where she hired a hitman — who was actually a Michigan state police detective.
“Terrible as it sounds, it was easier than divorcing him,” the cold-blooded former Keyport, N.J., resident told the “killer” about her lethal choice.
“I didn’t have to worry about the judgment of my family. I didn’t have to worry about breaking his heart,” she continued. “It’s going to break my heart when it happens, but it’s something that I’ve been thinking about for a while.”
Merfeld, 21, pleaded guilty last month to solicitation for murder — agreeing to pay $50,000 to the killer out of her 27-year-old husband’s $400,000 life insurance policy.
The couple, who have two children, had recently moved to Michigan after the husband’s job transfer.
This is one cold beyotch…
Video captured both meetings between the murderous spouse and the phony hitman. In the first, she climbs into his car as “California Girls” plays on the radio — and quickly gets down to business.
How does she want it done?
“Really whatever’s easiest,” the giggly Merfeld says. “If you can get him outside, that would be great. But it you absolutely can’t, I’ll understand. ‘Cause it would be messy in the house.”
Merfeld says killing her hubby in the great outdoors was a preference because she had a girlfriend lined up to move in — and she didn’t want her new roomie to get spooked and bail.
Merfeld wears a Batman sweatshirt to the second meeting, where she pays a $100 retainer and presents the “hitman” with hand-drawn floor plans of their home and a photo of her spouse.
“I don’t want an open casket,” she declares firmly. “The most painless way you can possibly do it. I don’t care about anything else. Just make it painless.”
Aw, she’s considerate of her husband’s pain during his violent end.
The detective finally explains how he plans to handle the killing.
“I’m just gonna take him head on there, and I’m gonna shoot him right in the face,” he says. “I’m gonna put a couple rounds in his noggin.”
“OK,” Merfeld replies.
Too crazy to believe? Hear it from the horses mouth in the video below.
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