CRIME

Jessica Strom Accused Of Offering Sex, Money To Hire Hit Man To Kill Fiance

03/05/2014 05:34 pm ET | Updated Mar 06, 2014

A woman in Merrill, Wis., is behind bars after allegedly attempting to hire a hit man to kill her fiance.

Last week, Jessica Strom, 33, allegedly tried to arrange the murder of her boyfriend, lawyer John Schellpfeffer, 49.

Strom's hoped-for hit man was a friend she had known while taking criminal justice classes at Northcentral Technical College in Wausau.

The informant reported the encounter to police, who asked him to arrange a meeting with the suspect at a cafe.

During the meeting, Strom suggested the informant make a bogus appointment at Schellpfeffer's law office, "blow his brains out and walk out," according to court documents obtained by the Wausau Daily Herald.

Strom also allegedly drew a map of the business and told the informant to make it look like he weighed more than he did, and to toss his shoes after the murder.

The suspect allegedly offered $1,000 and sex for her fiance's murder, WSAW-TV reported.

She allegedly told the informant: “I would do it but I'd be the first one they'd come after.”

Wausau police raided Strom’s home last Thursday and arrested her for conspiracy to commit first-degree murder.

Strom allegedly told authorities that she was not serious about having Schellpfeffer murdered and had intended to contact the informant the following day to call off the hit, The Smoking Gun reported.

A preliminary hearing is set for March 12.

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