BROWNVILLE — A Brownville mother of 13 children has been charged with trying to hire someone to kill her husband of 30 years.

Police say 46-year-old Wendy Farley was charged Tuesday with criminal solicitation for murder.

Police Chief Nick Clukey says his department last week received a tip from someone who said he had been offered money by a woman to kill the woman’s husband. He did not say how much money was offered.

Clukey tells the Bangor Daily News that police in the central Maine community set up a sting to record conversations between the informant and Farley and made the arrest based on those recordings.

Farley is being held on $75,000 bail. It was not clear if she had hired a lawyer.

The couple have 13 children together, ranging from young to adult.

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