A pregnant mother was stabbed 44 times by her ‘psycho’ ex-husband, whose new wife provided him with an alibi for the murder.
When Angila Wilder’s fiancé returned home after work on the morning in November 2015, he discovered his fiancée had been murdered in her bedroom.
Authorities revealed a horrifying premeditated conspiracy to kill Angila, resulting in the detention of her ex-husband, Richie Wilder Jr., and his wife, according to NBC News‘ ‘Dateline: Prairie Confidential.’
So, if you’re interested in learning more, here’s what we know!
Who Is Angila Wilder? How Did She Die?
Angila Shannon Wilder was born near Diego, California, in September 1985. She was a member of the pep band and played the saxophone when in high school in Alabama.
She eventually went on to get a nursing degree. The 30-year-old was living in Minot, North Dakota, with her fiance, Chris Jackson, at the time of the event.
In addition to these two children from a previous marriage, she had a kid with him and was expecting another.
Angila took Chris to his work at a local Walmart on the night of November 12, 2015, and then drove him home. They kept in touch via text messages, but she stopped responding around 2 a.m. on November 13.
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Chris figured Angila had fallen asleep, but she never showed up and pick him up the next morning. When Chris returned home, he was shocked to find Angila murdered in their bedroom.
Angila was stabbed with the sharp object more than 40 times in a horrific attack, but their 2-year-old son was uninjured.
Who Was The Killer Of Angila Wilder?
Chris Jackson told the investigators that his fiancée was worried about sleeping alone after hearing somebody at the main door the night before.
Richie Wilder Jr., Angila’s ex-husband, was the first person he suspected. For their children, the two had been in a tumultuous custody struggle.
Richie was previously convicted of domestic violence after striking Angila. Richie once broke into Angila’s living room and stated, “See, I told you I could get to you if I wanted to,” as per her sister, Crystal Morton.
Richie was living with Cynthia Wilder, which he married in the early 2010s, at the time. Cynthia corroborated his assertion that he was sleeping at home.
The facts, on the other hand, portrayed a very different picture. Richie’s DNA was discovered under Angila’s fingernails, and her blood was discovered on one of Richie and Cynthia’s automobiles. Angila’s ex-husband had a cut on his cheekbone as well.
Despite alleging in an incredible storey that Chris was the murderer, Richie was found guilty of murdering Angila in December 2016 and sentenced to life in prison but without chance of release.
While the investigation appeared to be closed, Cynthia’s talks with an old friend revealed new, troubling information. Angila was intended to be shot, not stabbed, she initially told the buddy. With this knowledge, the friend went to the police and consented to wear a wire.
Cynthia admits to assisting Richie plan Angila’s murder during another chat. Not only that, but she also aided in the clean-up of the evidence and the surveillance of Angila prior to the murder.
Cynthia eventually accepted an Alford plea to conspiracy to commit murder but being an accomplice to escape in November 2017. In 2016, she attempted but failed to break Richie out of prison.
A jury convicted her to life in jail without the chance of release, despite the prosecution’s request for a 25-year sentence (with 5 years suspended).