Nurten Taycur, 28, offered her life savings of £5,000 to murder her husband Ercan Akan with an “ISIS-inspired” killing.
Taycur was arrested after handing over £1,000 to an undercover cop posing as a hitman and providing a “graphic description” of how she wanted her husband’s throat cut.
The Old Bailey heard how she told the officer not to use a gun when killing her husband but rather a knife while her husband worked late nights as an Uber driver.
She said: “What I am thinking, I got this thing in my head, you know this ISIS thing that’s going around, like if your friend gets a spray and writes ISIS on top of the car.”
Jurors were told that when Taycur handed over the money she said: “I don’t want him to survive.”
The Turkish migrant’s shocked husband told police that he thought there was nothing wrong with their marriage.
He said: “I still don’t understand why Nurten wanted me to be killed – if she wanted to separate from me she could have done it the normal way.”
The undercover investigation had been taking place from November 13 last year when she met the officer named “John” near Victoria Park in Hackney.
Prosecutor Mark Gadsden told the court: “She indicated she had a budget of £5,000.
“She did say she was currently involved in a relationship with another man, her boyfriend with whom she had had a relationship for two years.
“We suggest that was the reason why she wanted the husband murdered.”
Taycur is said to have told the undercover cop: “In our culture you cannot have a boyfriend but I can say yeah well I cheated on my husband.”
She also told the bogus hitman: “I want him to die. I want him to get out of my life.”
She told the hitman: “If you stab him in the car park… you need to guarantee me if you stab him he needs to be dead.”
Taycur allegedly wanted to be able to publicly mourn over the body of her husband and return his body to Turkey.
She then contacted “John” and agreed to help track her husband by using the Find My iPhone app, providing him with a passport photo of her husband and the registration of his Toyota Prius.
While texting the phoney hitman she told him: “I’m so excited.”
After her arrest, police found the remaining £4,000 hidden in her home.
Taycur claims that her husband would not allow her a divorce because of his strict cultural beliefs.
Taycur, from Hackney, east London, pleaded guilty to soliciting to murder Mr Akan in March.
He was remanded in custody before
Judge Peter Rook QC told Taycur she would be sentenced on 13 May after he heard further evidence about the background to the crime.
He said: “This is a very grave offence indeed. You must prepare yourself for a substantial prison sentence.”
Taycur will be sentenced on Friday May 13.