JammedUp News

News

New Jersey woman tried to hire hit man to kill daughter’s ex-boyfriends, sister, ordered him to “Burn Him Alive”

November 27, 2014  |  Posted by: Giovanni DePhillips
New Jersey woman tried to hire hit man to kill daughter’s ex-boyfriends, sister, ordered him to “Burn Him Alive” Image courtesy of abc7chicago.com

Are you in a legal jam? Find a Lawyer, Bail Bondsman or Private Investigator on JammedUp.

Police in New Jersey say an investigation has foiled a Pennsylvania woman’s plot to hire a hitman to murder her daughter’s ex-boyfriend, his sister and the sister’s boyfriend.

Acting New Jersey Attorney General John Hoffman says 52-year-old Denise Nagrodski, of Easton, PA was arrested around 7:30 p.m. Tuesday on Route 22.

Hoffman says that Nagrodski had just driven away from the Phillipsburg mall, where she had met with an undercover state police detective who she believed would commit the murders.

Nagrodski allegedly paid the fake hitman $500 and gave him photos of the targeted victims. Police say she drew a map to the house where they live in Bound Brook.

The $500 allegedly was the balance of the $1,000 she agreed to pay the detective.She had also paid him $500 at a prior meeting at the mall on Nov. 21.

Authorities say Nagrodski planned the murders as an act of revenge because she claimed that the boyfriend was abusive and caused her daughter to have a miscarriage years ago when she was pregnant with twins.

Police say she initially asked that the sister and her boyfriend each be shot twice in the forehead, “one for each twin.” But ultimately, she allegedly agreed that he would “bash in” the heads of those two victims instead and set their house on fire, because she could not provide him with a gun.

Regarding the daughter’s ex-boyfriend, she allegedly told the detective to “burn him alive” and make sure he knew she was responsible. Before she left the detective’s car after the first meeting, he said, “Once you step out of the car, this is on.” She allegedly replied, “I need it done.”

“Nagrodski thought she had taken every step necessary to translate her personal vendetta into murder, plotting horrific violence against not only her daughter’s ex-boyfriend, but also two of the people closest to him,” Hoffman said. “Fortunately, the New Jersey State Police worked swiftly and expertly to expose her plot and prevent anyone from being killed.”

Nagrodski is charged with three counts of first-degree conspiracy to commit murder, three counts of first-degree attempted murder, one count of second-degree conspiracy to commit aggravated arson, and one count of fourth-degree attempt to tamper with or fabricate physical evidence.

She remained jailed Wednesday on $2 million cash bail.

video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player

Get the latest news from the world of crime