Woman pleads guilty to trying to hire fake ‘hitman’ to kill ex-husband

MONROE COUNTY, MI – A Rockwood woman has pled guilty to attempting to hire a hitman through a fake website to kill her ex-husband.

Wendy Lynn Wein, 52, pled guilty to charges of solicitation of murder and using a computer to commit a crime on Nov. 12, according to Monroe County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.

The terms of Wein’s plea agreement include a cap of 108 months in prison on the minimum sentence, officials said. Wein will appear before Monroe Circuit Judge Daniel White for sentencing on Jan. 13, 2022.

In spring 2020, police were contacted by the owner of the website titled “Rent-A-Hitman,” after Wein filled out a “service request form” and asked for a consultation with a professional to help her with an “issue” regarding her ex-husband, according to Michigan State Police.

Tip from fake hit man rental website leads to arrest of woman soliciting murder of ex-husband

The domain was created as a cyber-security test site, police said, adding that the website owner was concerned Wein was serious and could be attempting to kill the man.

Despite using a pseudonym, Wein completed the request with her personal identifying information, officials said.

With assistance from two state police undercover narcotic units, MANTIS and LAWNET, an undercover officer posed as a hitman on July 17 and met with Wein in a South Rockwood parking lot, police said.

During the meeting, Wein offered the undercover officer $5,000 to kill her ex-husband and provided him with an upfront payment to cover travel expenses out of state, police said.

Soon after handing over the payment, Wein was arrested and taken to the Monroe County Jail.

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