Cops: Man posed as wife on Craigslist soliciting his murder

A man accused of posing as his estranged wife in a Craigslist ad that solicited a hit man to kill him has been sentenced to jail.

Public Opinion reported 30-year-old Christian Koelsch was sentenced to a maximum of 23 months in jail after he pleaded guilty to false reports Wednesday.

Koelsch was impersonating his wife when he created a Craigslist ad requesting someone to help her "take care of" her ex-husband, according to police. Documents show Koelsch wrote in the advertisement that he beat and abused her.

Craigslist provided information to law enforcement about the ad, and that helped authorities determine who had created it.

Koelsch had previously been convicted of simple assault. He was resentenced July 26 to a maximum of 19 months in jail after the new charge violated his probation.

Both sentences will be served at the same time.

He has been ordered not to have contact with his ex-wife and complete domestic violence therapy.


Information from: Public Opinion,