UPDATE: Deal for woman in alleged murder-for-hire plot

UPDATE: A Wisconsin woman accused of trying to hire someone to kill her boyfriend has entered a plea deal.

Jessica Strom

UPDATE: Friday, May 16, 2014 --- 6:58 p.m.

WAUSAU, Wis. (AP) -- A Wisconsin woman accused of trying to hire someone to kill her boyfriend has entered a plea deal.

Thirty-three-year-old Jessica Strom of Merrill was charged with conspiracy to commit first-degree intentional homicide. Investigators say she allegedly offered money and sex to a man to kill her boyfriend.

In a deal with prosecutors Friday, Strom pleaded no contest in Marathon County to an amended charge of solicitation to commit first-degree intentional homicide. WAOW-TV reports that carries a maximum sentence of up to 12 years in prison. The original charge carried a maximum sentence of up to 60 years in prison.

The deal means Strom will avoid a trial.

Strom's defense attorney did not want to comment until sentencing. The sentencing date has not been set yet

Copyright 2014: Associated Press

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Posted Monday, March 3, 2014 --- 5:56 p.m.

WAUSAU, Wis. (AP) -- A Wisconsin woman is accused of plotting to kill her fiance.

Thirty-three-year-old Jessica Strom of Merrill appeared in court Monday. She's charged with conspiracy to commit first-degree intentional homicide.

According to court records, Strom allegedly tried to arrange the murder last week through a friend she had known while taking criminal justice classes at Northcentral Technical College. That person contacted police, who set up a sting operation in which Strom allegedly laid out plans to kill her "on again/off again boyfriend," court documents say.

WAOW-TV reports Strom allegedly offered her former classmate $1,000 and sex in exchange for the murder.

Strom remains behind bars on a $250,000 cash bond. WSAW-TV reports she's due back in court March 12. Online court records do not list a defense attorney.

Copyright 2014: Associated Press


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