NJ authorities foil murder-for-hire plot

New Jersey authorities say state police foiled a Pennsylvania woman’s plot to have her daughter’s ex-boyfriend and two other people killed.

Acting New Jersey Attorney General John Hoffman says 52-year-old Denise Nagrodski, of Easton, was arrested around 7:30 p.m. Tuesday on Route 22. He says Nagrodski had just driven away from a mall where she had met with an undercover state police detective who she believed would carry out the murders.

Nagrodski allegedly paid the detective $500, gave him photos of the intended victims and 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.

Nagrodski remained jailed Wednesday on $2 million cash bail. It wasn’t known if she has retained an attorney.

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