Woman Plotted To Have Boyfriend Killed

ST. CHARLES, Ill. (STMW) – A 23-year-old west suburban woman is being held on $750,000 bond for allegedly trying to hire a man to kill her boyfriend.

Maricela Arciga, of the 1200 block of Coventry Place in Aurora, was arrested Monday night after meeting with an undisclosed man and allegedly discussing details of how the murder was to be carried out, a release from the Kane County State’s Attorney’s office said.

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On Sept. 22, Aurora police received a tip that Arciga was looking to have her boyfriend, a 26-year-old Berwyn man, murdered, the release said. Investigators were able to tape two face-to-face meetings and several phone calls between Arciga and the undisclosed man.

During the meetings and calls, Arciga allegedly agreed to pay $2,000 to have the boyfriend shot to death, the release said. She supplied a cash down payment, along with photos of the boyfriend, his daily schedule, a description of his vehicle and other details.

Aurora detectives took her into custody about 7 p.m. without incident after a traffic stop by investigators who had been tailing her car after she met with the man in a grocery parking lot, the release said.

Bond was set at $750,000 on Tuesday in Aurora, and Arciga was to be transferred to the Kane County Correctional Center in St. Charles later Tuesday. A preliminary hearing is set for Oct. 13 in St. Charles.

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  • Dan

    She should have spent the 2K on a nice night out finished off with a new man at a upscale hotel. Could have gotten a limo and a spa treatment. Would have woken up with good memories and a nice smile on her face. All she’s got now is probably one of those pouty mug shut photos.

  • Denise

    She Need Jesus in her Life.

    • Donna


  • Donna

    Cripes…2K…a LOT of fun coulda been had. If the BF was that bad she could have just left the state. No accounting for stupidity. She won’t be home for Christmas.

  • HeorShe

    Since when does one KILL a boyfriend? Don’t you just LEAVE a boyfriend? What a nimrod. Life as she knew it is over. Wonder what he’s thinking? Probably not much–by now he’s most likely bangin’ someone else.

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