Julia Charlene Merfeld has been caught trying to make sure death did her and her husband ‘part.

The 21-year-old woman from Muskegon, Michigan was caught on camera trying to hire an undercover officer she thought was a hit man to kill her husband.

On the video, Merfeld gives some insight into what led to her homicidal decision:

When I first decided to do this … it’s not that we weren’t getting along. You know, I didn’t have to worry about the judgment of my family, I didn’t have to worry about breaking his heart, all that stuff like this. It’s, like, how I got a clean getaway.”

Merfeld, who stood to inherit her 27-year-old hubby’s $400,000 life insurance policy, planned to pay the assassin $50,000, which she would give in weekly $9,000 installments.

She has since pleaded guilty to solicitation to murder. Her husband has surprisingly asked she not be given any jail time. She’ll be sentenced at the end of the month.

[mlive]