A Palo woman is facing charges after police say she tried to hire a hitman in an alleged murder for hire plot. The Ionia Sentinel Standard is reporting that 28-year-old Kristina Johnston was arraigned on November 4, 2016 on one charge of homicide - solicitation of murder.

The paper says Johnston is accused of trying to hire a hitman to kill a 29-year-old Ionia Township man that she has children with. Ionia County detectives arrested Johnston after a series of meetings with undercover officer officers.