Michigan woman pleads guilty after trying to have ex-husband killed through fake 'Rent-A-Hitman' website
SOUTH ROCKFORD, Mich. (FOX 2) - A Michigan woman could spend up to nine years in prison for trying to get her ex-husband killed.
Wendy Lynn Wein, 52, of South Rockford, used a fake website called "Rent-A-Hitman" to try to solicit the murder of her former husband on July 17, 2020. She used a pseudonym but entered her real information at the end of her "service request."
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However, the "Rent-A-Hitman" domain was created as a cyber-security test site. The website's owner contacted Michigan State Police, who contacted Wein posing as someone from the website.
An undercover detective met with Wein at a cafe, where she said she wanted to have her ex murdered. She gave the detective his home address, work address, and work schedule.
She also said she would pay $5,000 for the murder. At a second meeting that same day, she gave the detective $200 as a downpayment.
Wein was charged with solicitation of murder and using a computer to commit a crime. She pleaded guilty to both charges on Friday.
Her plea agreement has a cap of 108 months in prison. She will be sentenced Jan. 13, 2022.