BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A Laurel man who pleaded guilty to a murder-for-hire plot to kill his wife has been sentenced to 20 years in prison.
37-year-old Aafaq Manejwala was give the 20 year sentence in Howard County Circuit Court on Monday.
Manejwala’s wife spoke at Monday’s hearing, say he was a “kind, caring, loving person.”
Police were tipped off after a women he met through a Craigslist ad for sexual services contacted them, according to the Howard County State’s Attorney’s Office.
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He initially asked that woman to kill his wife, but instead, she went to the Laurel Police Department, who then contacted Howard County Police.
A police informant then introduced Manejwala to an undercover detective who was posing as a hitman.
During three meetings in March 2016, Manejwala laid out plans to pay the hitman $15,000 to murder his wife and stage it to look like she was the victim of a home invasion gone wrong,
He paid a deposit and set the killing date for May 5, 2016.