A Pennyslvania woman has been charged with traveling to New Jersey before Christmas to hire a hitman to kill her ex-husband’s current wife.
The Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office says that Marilyn Zhou, 56, says that its Special Investigations Unit learned that Zhou was seeking a hitman for a murder for hire and arranged for her to meet with an undercover police officer in Trenton on December 18, according WPVI.
At the meeting she reportedly gave the officer two color photos of the intended victim, $21,000 in cash, rubber nitrile gloves, and a towel. She said she would pay another $20,000 when the killing was done.
And she told the officer to kill the woman’s 13-year-old daughter if she was present.
Shortly after that meeting. Zhou was taken into custody. Investigators searched her Chadds Ford home and reportedly found $18,000 in cash and items to told the officer to use during the hit.
Zhou has been chared with two counts of first-degree attempted murder and one count of third-degree money laundering.
The prosecutors offices has filed a motion to deny bond.
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[Featured image: Marilyn Zhou/Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office]