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VIDEO: Ex-Jersey girl giggles as she hires 'hitman' to kill husband rather than deal with divorce
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/nn-ational/video-ex-jersey-hires-hitmakill-husband-article-1.1393731 ^ | 7/9/2013 | Larry McShane

Posted on 07/09/2013 12:19:29 PM PDT by nickcarraway

A Michigan state police detective videotapes a smiling Julia Merfeld talking about how she doesn't want to break her spouse's heart and wants the death be 'painless.'

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.

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."

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.

The tapes were released to Michigan media outlets following Merfeld's guilty plea. She faces a minimum of six years in prison at her July 30 sentencing. Before climbing out of the detective's car, the unhappy wife offered a handshake and a smile to the killer.

"Thank you," she said. "Good luck to you."


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1 posted on 07/09/2013 12:19:29 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Double-posted, and no link.

You’re slipping.


2 posted on 07/09/2013 12:26:17 PM PDT by Jeff Winston
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To: nickcarraway

Is “Jersey Girl” the name of a group or something? Otherwise, how can you be an ex-Jersey Girl?


3 posted on 07/09/2013 12:28:29 PM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Democrats: Robbing Peter to buy Paul's vote.)
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To: Cowboy Bob

I guess they call her that because the family moved to Michigan. But they are wrong, apparently, you can take the girl out of Jersey, but...


4 posted on 07/09/2013 12:30:11 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Like the Marines, you can never be an ex-Jersey girl, just a Former Jersey girl...

Signed,

Former Jersey boy


5 posted on 07/09/2013 12:33:11 PM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Democrats: Robbing Peter to buy Paul's vote.)
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To: nickcarraway

ok, really need a link so we can get a look at the crazy chick.


6 posted on 07/09/2013 12:35:15 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: Springman; cyclotic; netmilsmom; RatsDawg; PGalt; FreedomHammer; queenkathy; madison10; ...
If the hitman requires a retainer, chances are, he's a cop.

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7 posted on 07/09/2013 12:36:17 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Black Agnes

I saw her on the news, she’s nothing to write home about.


8 posted on 07/09/2013 12:37:08 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Black Agnes
VIDEO: Ex-Jersey girl giggles as she hires 'hitman' to kill husband rather than deal with divorce Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/video-ex-jersey-hires-hitman-kill-husband-article-1.1393731#ixzz2YZwoCMat
9 posted on 07/09/2013 12:37:48 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Six years?????


10 posted on 07/09/2013 12:38:13 PM PDT by Jack Hammer (American)
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To: Cowboy Bob
Like the Marines,
you can never be an ex-Jersey girl,
just a Former Jersey girl...

An ex-Jersey Girl in the South is known as a
Damn Yankee

11 posted on 07/09/2013 12:42:10 PM PDT by HangnJudge
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To: Black Agnes

12 posted on 07/09/2013 12:43:40 PM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Crazy eyes. She’s got them.


13 posted on 07/09/2013 12:44:22 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: Jack Hammer
Six years?????

According to the article, six years is the minimum. Also, the law ranks a successful murder as more serious than an attempted murder; an attempted murder as more serious than a conspiracy to commit murder; and a conspiracy to commit murder as more serious than a solicitation to commit murder. (There was no conspiracy here because the "hitman" wasn't really a hitman and thus there was no actual agreement between two people to commit a crime. So all you had was a "solicitation"-- asking someone to commit a crime.)

14 posted on 07/09/2013 12:48:38 PM PDT by Lurking Libertarian (Non sub homine, sed sub Deo et lege)
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To: Jack Hammer
The judge wanted to give her the maximum, which seems to be 7 years to life.

Her husband, the target, asked the court to sentence her to time served (which is a few weeks I believe).

The judge said that he would change it to six years from seven in deference to the victim's plea for leniency.

15 posted on 07/09/2013 12:49:12 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: nickcarraway
Keyport is a pretty trashy town.
16 posted on 07/09/2013 12:51:03 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: nickcarraway

Cold unfeeling carpet muncher.


17 posted on 07/09/2013 12:53:03 PM PDT by I want the USA back (If I Pi$$ed off just one liberal today my mission has been accomplished.)
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To: nickcarraway

Sounds like she wanted to abort her husband.


18 posted on 07/09/2013 1:26:03 PM PDT by stayathomemom (Beware of kittens modifying your posts.)
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To: stayathomemom

Well, he’s trying to get her out of jail, so maybe she will eventually finish the job.


19 posted on 07/09/2013 1:28:45 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway; Revolting cat!

aborted marriage on demand....


20 posted on 07/09/2013 1:43:45 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: wideawake

Her husband is an idiot!


21 posted on 07/09/2013 2:10:52 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: nickcarraway

wow. do not break his heart just kill him.


22 posted on 07/09/2013 2:14:24 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: nickcarraway
Ex-Jersey girl

I don't recall seeing that program on cable, care to give us some more into? Was she on Jersey Shore???????

23 posted on 07/09/2013 2:23:06 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (I ain't no cracker, I'm a white a$$ soda biscuit...)
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To: nickcarraway

She faces a minimum of six years in prison at her July 30 sentencing.....Just. Shiite.


24 posted on 07/09/2013 2:29:24 PM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: Cowboy Bob

Jersey Girl by some lefty rock’n’ roll dude. Springsteen?


25 posted on 07/09/2013 2:31:00 PM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: fortheDeclaration

Her husband is an idiot!...I think that’s obvious.


26 posted on 07/09/2013 2:33:03 PM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: nickcarraway

27 posted on 07/09/2013 2:33:25 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: nickcarraway

28 posted on 07/09/2013 2:35:46 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: nickcarraway

21, she looks like she’s 35 in that video.


29 posted on 07/09/2013 2:39:00 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Who could say no to a face like that...


30 posted on 07/09/2013 2:44:38 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: I want the USA back

Cold unfeeling carpet muncher.

Bingo. People would be surprised at how often this correlation comes into play.


31 posted on 07/09/2013 3:13:47 PM PDT by TalBlack (Evil doesn't have a day job.)
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To: fortheDeclaration
The guy is still completely in denial.

As far as he knew, he was happily married on April 10th.

On April 11th his wife is arrested.

By June 27th she is pleading guilty.

He is only 11 weeks deep into this whole thing - reality has not hit him yet.

In a few months, after the prison visits start becoming a chore and he has had time to reflect he may wise up.

May.

32 posted on 07/09/2013 3:27:42 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: wideawake

Luv is blind!

He won’t wise up, she will wander off when she gets out, and he’ll be begging her to stay.


33 posted on 07/09/2013 4:13:06 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: GeronL

Git yer self a Joisey gal!

What a wierd world.


34 posted on 07/09/2013 4:19:08 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

I wouldn’t kick her out of bed.

But, then again, the OldPossum does not have high standards.


35 posted on 07/09/2013 6:30:54 PM PDT by OldPossum
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To: Black Agnes

Har!


36 posted on 07/09/2013 6:32:45 PM PDT by Rome2000 (THE WASHINGTONIANS AND UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE ARE THE ENEMY -ROTATE THE CAPITAL AMONGST THE STATES)
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To: nickcarraway

OMG...


37 posted on 07/09/2013 8:23:28 PM PDT by pbmaltzman
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