ROSEVILLE, MI (WXYZ) - Charles Tringali is accused of hiring someone to kill his wife of 27 years, but Roseville police say the person Tringali thought was a hitman was really an undercover cop.
In the parking lot of a restaurant, investigators say Tringali, 68, gave the cop a down payment to kill his wife and even discussed how and where she was to be killed.
"About a week ago, he started hinting around that he wanted to get rid of his wife," said Tim Kulich who has lived with Charles Tringali for about a year.
Tringali's 78-year-old wife lives in a nursing home, but on Tuesday Kulich says Tringali brought her home.
"He would have did it. There was no doubt, he was going to do it," said Kulich. "First, he wanted me to take a syringe, fill it with air and pound it".
Fearing for Mrs. Tringali's life, Kulich went to police and that's when the undercover officer arranged to meet Tringali who allegedly offered to pay approximately $2,000 to have his wife killed.
Kulich believes the motives were insurance money and Tringali's interest in other women.
Tringali has been charged with Solicitation of Murder and his bond has been set at $1,000,000.
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