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Posted at 12:11 PM ET, 04/07/2011

Woman charged in murder for hire case offered drugs, a car

A Dumfries woman arrested Monday on charges of soliciting an undercover police officer to kill her husband planned to pay him with marijuana and a used car, according to court records.

Sonia Guerrero Kuske, 34, met with the undercover officer March 4 and told him she wanted her husband to “go away,” according to the court records, a criminal complaint filed in Prince William Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court. When the officer agreed to help, Kuske said she would give him a 2008 Dodge Charger and “several” marijuana plants, the affidavit said.

Prince William County police, along with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ Northern Virginia Violent Crime Taskforce, began their investigation into Kuske in February. Police said Kuske wanted her husband dead to collect his insurance money.

“This is another example of excellent police work by the Prince William police department,” Commonwealth’s Attorney Paul B. Ebert said.

Kuske, of the 5200 block of Spring Branch Boulevard, is charged with solicitation to commit capital murder and attempted capital murder.

Ebert said murder-for-hire cases are rare but not unheard of. If convicted, Kuske could face 20 years to life in prison on the attempted capital murder charge. For a solicitation to commit capital murder charge, Kuske could face up to 10 years, he said.

Kuske is being held without bond in Prince William and scheduled to appear in court Mary 31.

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