MUSKEGON, Mich. (WZZM) -- A lakeshore man is speaking with WZZM 13 after he says a mother tried to hire him to kill her husband. But the plan fell apart after Carlos Ramos went to police and they set up a sting to arrest her.
Julia Merfeld, 21, was charged Thursday with trying to hire a hit man to murder her 27-year-old husband. Investigators say they believe Merfeld would have gone through with the scheme, if not for the courage of Ramos.
"I did what I thought I had to do because I thought that it was serious," he told WZZM 13.
Ramos says while he and Merfeld were working one night at a Muskegon area restaurant when she asked him to kill her husband.
"She first came to me in February. She was laughing and joking and I thought she was kidding. So I did not pay any mind to it," Ramos said.