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Deal reached in Marathon Co. murder-for-hire case

MARATHON COUNTY (WAOW) -- A Merrill woman accused of trying to hire someone to kill her boyfriend has reached a plea deal, a prosecutor said Wednesday.

Jessica Strom, 33, is accused of offering money and sex to a man to kill her boyfriend.

Langlade County District Attorney Ralph Uttke tells Newsline 9 that a plea hearing scheduled for May 16, where he says, “We are going to stipulate that she is in fact competent and she is going to enter a plea.”

Uttke is a special prosecutor for the Marathon County. He says the deal will mean Strom avoids trial.

Prosecutors declined to go into specifics about the details of the deal. 

Strom's attorney had previously filed several motions in the case, including one requesting a competency exam for Strom based on statements she made to a police informant.

Strom is charged with conspiracy to commit first-degree intentional homicide.

Newsline 9 reached out to Strom's attorney, but we have not heard back.

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