LADYSMITH, Wis. (WEAU) -- Investigators say a Ladysmith woman admitted to paying two different men to kill her ex-boyfriend, and that neither of them carried it out.
Prosecutors filed criminal charges against Autumn Ostrowski, 31, on Wednesday. A criminal complaint shows that Ostrowski gave a man $500 last month. He went to police, and then told Ostrowski he knew a guy who could kill her ex-boyfriend. The "guy" turned out to be an undercover agent with the state Division of Criminal Investigation. The agent texted with Ostrowski, asking her if she really wanted her ex-boyfriend dead. The complaint says that she responded “No regrets! Could have been done years ago & saved lots of heartache.”
The complaint also says Ostrowski admitted to paying her sister's boyfriend last year to kill Ostrowski's ex-boyfriend. He told investigators that he told Ostrowski she was crazy when she initially offered him $15,000. He said she offered him $10,000 in the spring of 2013. Eventually, he let her give him money to buy a gun. He said she also gave him $4,200, and said she would give him another $5,000 "after she heard the news report." He said her plan was for him to shoot her ex-boyfriend in the face. Instead, he said he spent the money, never bought a gun, and wasn't going to kill Ostrowski's ex-boyfriend.
Ostrowski told investigators that her life would be easier if her ex-boyfriend was dead. She's due back in court in July.
LADYSMITH, Wis. (WEAU) -- The woman suspected in a murder-for-hire plot is now facing felony charges.
On Wednesday, prosecutors filed two charges of Conspiracy to Commit 1st Degree Intentional Homicide against, Autumn Ostrowski, 31, of Ladysmith. Investigators say a man came to the Ladysmith Police Department last month, saying he had been hired to kill someone. The state's Division of Criminal Investigation joined Ladysmith police in the investigation. Ostrowski was arrested April 1. The next day, a judge set bond at $250,000 cash.
Court records show that Ostrowski appeared in Rusk County court on Wednesday. She's scheduled to return to court in July.