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Police: Rhinelander woman put down payment on 'hit' to kill her husband; caught by undercover agentSubmitted: 02/16/2018
Police: Rhinelander woman put down payment on 'hit' to kill her husband; caught by undercover agent
Story By Allie Herrera

RHINELANDER - A 27-year-old Rhinelander woman put a down payment on a "hit" to kill her husband, according to police.

Megan Danielczak's down payment was actually taken by an undercover agent of the state Division of Criminal Investigation. Danielczak believed the agent was a "hitman."

Danielczak was arrested Thursday at her workplace in Tomahawk. She's currently in Oneida County Jail, facing charges for solicitation to commit first degree intentional homicide.

"We've had other cases involving domestic violence and things like [that], but this is my first time that I've seen that in 28 years," said Rhinelander Police Chief Lloyd Gauthier.


In a press conference Friday morning, Rhinelander police said Danielczak's motivation to have her husband killed was strictly financial. Danielczak's husband had a life insurance policy and she was the beneficiary.
"It's a complete shock to the community [and] a complete shock to the family. There [were] no signs of this taking place," said Gauthier.

Detectives opened an investigation on Feb. 6 after speaking to "a concerned citizen." That person, a man, told police Danielczak asked him to kill her husband. Danielczak gave information on her husband's vehicle, a photo of her husband, and his work schedule to the man. He turned the information over to police, who then got a DCI agent involved.

"[The man] came forward because he was concerned that if he didn't bring this forward, that she would find somebody else that would probably go through with it," said Gauthier.

The DCI agent posed as a "hitman" and took down payment, which included "a cash amount along with personal property," said Gauthier.

Danielczak will make an initial appearance in Oneida County Circuit Court at 1:15 on Friday.

Click the link below to view video of the Rhinelander Police Department press conference on Friday morning.


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