Chippewa Falls woman pleads guilty to soliciting murder

CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (AP) — A Chippewa Falls woman has pleaded guilty to soliciting a hitman to kill her daughter’s father.

Forty-nine-year-old Melanie Schrader appeared in Chippewa County Circuit Court Tuesday where she entered the plea to an amended charge of solicitation of first-degree intentional homicide.

A criminal complaint says Schrader was arrested last September after she agreed to pay a hitman $10,000.

The complaint says she met with an undercover investigator in Irvine Park and made a $200 down payment, provided photos and asked that the hit be done quickly. Her sentencing hearing is set for April.

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