Minot woman accused of aiding murder gets life in prison

Minot woman accused of aiding murder gets life in prison

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MINOT, N.D. — A Minot woman accused of helping with the murder of her husband's ex-wife has been sentenced to life in prison without parole.

Authorities said 27-year-old Cynthia Wilder helped clean blood evidence from a car after Richie Wilder Jr. killed his ex-wife, Angila Wilder, in November 2015. Richie Wilder was convicted of murder and sentenced last year to life in prison.

Cynthia Wilder also was accused of trying to help Richie Wilder in an aborted escape attempt from the Ward County Jail.

She entered an Alford plea in November, acknowledging there was enough evidence to convict her. The court treats it like a guilty plea. She was sentenced Wednesday.

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