Cynthia Wilder will spend the rest of her life in prison without the possibililty of parole for her role in helping her husband kill his ex-wife. That was the decision handed down today by North Central District Judge Stacy Louser this morning. Louser’s decision went beyond what was asked for by both the defense and the prosecution who proposed prison terms of 10 and 20 years respectively.
But in an impassioned recap of the case and its impacts, Judge Louser said Cynthia Wilder's admissions to a confidential informant in an audio tape played in the courtroom today showed she helped Richie Wilder plan and carry out the stabbing murder of Angila Wilder in November of 2015. The judge concluded her reasoning by telling Cynthia Wilder that she alone carries the burden for taking Angila from her three children.
The life in prison without parole sentence is the same sentence given to her husband Richie Wilder, who is now serving after his conviction for the murder of Angila Wilder.