MUSKEGON, Mich. (WOOD) - The brother of a Muskegon woman who tried to have her husband killed said her demeanor when planning the murder was "not right."
Julia Merfeld, 21, pleaded guilty last month to solicitation of murder. Authorities say she wanted her husband's $400,000 life insurance.
In video of her meeting with an undercover officer posing as a hit man, which was released Monday by the Muskegon County Prosecutor's Office, she laughs as she says the murder should be outside because it "would be messy" in the house.
Nick Antonaccio, Merfeld's brother who lives in New Jersey, told CBS 2 out of New York Tuesday that the video was unbelievable.
"It's hard knowing your sister did this," he said. "It was pretty upsetting. She laughed about it. It's not right."
In the video, Merfeld also says murdering her husband would be "easier then divorcing him."
"I don't have to worry about the judgment of my family. I don't have to worry about breaking his heart." she said.
Antonaccio also told CBS 2 his sister's husband is a good man.
Merfeld is expected to be sentenced to a minimum of six years in prison.
Police are looking for the suspect in an armed robbery that occurred at a gas station in Plainwell Thursday night.
The rink will be open that day from 3-9 p.m.
Bethany Murk, 48, was arrested Thursday following a drug bust in Van Buren County.