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Woman accused of trying to poison ex-husband enters plea agreement

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DUBUQUE (KWWL) -- The Sherrill woman accused of trying to a hire a hit man to kill her ex-husband has entered a plea agreement.

Elizabeth Behnke, 45, pleaded guilty on Thursday to Solicitation to Commit a Felony.  Originally, she was also charged with Attempted Murder.  That charge has been dismissed.

She agreed to five years in prison, but the judge could make it less at sentencing, which is set for April 25.

Police say Behnke met with an undercover sheriff's deputy in June after she contacted a friend to find someone to break into Kenneth Behnke's home and put homemade poison in a milk jug.

The two divorced last year and Elizabeth complained of domestic assault and emotional abuse during her marriage to Kenneth.

The couple has two young children together.

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