Plea deals for sisters in hit man plot

Left to right: Vickie Lynn Brill, 50, and 45-year-old Diane Marie Hart. (November 2013)

MUSKEGON, Mich. (WOOD) — Two Muskegon-area sisters who tried to hire a hit man to kill one of their husbands have entered into plea agreements.

Diane Marie Hart Tuesday pleaded no contest to solicitation of murder. Her sister Vickie Lynn Brill pleaded no contest to the same charge two weeks ago.

The sisters were caught on hidden camera in November 2013 trying to contract an undercover Michigan State Police officer — who they thought was a hit man — to murder Hart’s husband. They specified a manner of death and set a price of $5,000, Muskegon County Prosecutor DJ Hilson told 24 Hour News 8 at the time.

That sting was set up after Hart’s husband called police. He had been told by his brother-in-law that the sisters wanted to have him killed.

Brill and Hart, both of Ravenna, could be sentenced to up to life in prison. As part of the plea deal, they will serve at least six years.

Brill will be sentenced on May 6 and Hart is scheduled to be sentenced April 28.

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