Michigan State Police believe the life of a Muskegon undercover cop is at great risk.
The Muskegon County Prosecutor's Office released two videos of 21-year-old Julia Merfeld making a deal with an undercover detective posed as a hitman to kill her 27-year-old husband. A news release from the Michigan State Police states that proper steps were not taken to protect the identity of the officer and anyone with the unedited versions of the videos is asked to destroy them. The first 30 seconds of the tape contains images and information which identify the officer, which they feel jeopardizes the safety of the cop and the case. Merfeld pled guilty to solicitation of murder on June 27th and will be sentenced on the 30th of this month.