David Mueller Murder: Where Are Charles Todd and Cynthia Mueller Now? – The investigation of David and Cynthia Mueller (née Smith), a couple whose marriage ended in murder, is part of Investigation Discovery’s episode “Til Death Do Us Part: In Sickness and Health” series. As David’s health deteriorated in 2012, Cynthia and her lover plotted his murder.
On November 16, 2012, a 19-year-old caregiver named Angel called the Prescott police department in Arizona to report that his patient, David Mueller, had passed away while asleep. But Cynthia Mueller, David’s wife, immediately attracts attention, although all indications point to a natural death.
We have information for you if you’re curious about the specifics of this case and want to know where David’s killers are right now.
Who was David Mueller and How Did He Die?
David, who was 52 years old when he passed away, was confined to a bed due to Lou Gehrig’s disease, also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Even though it appeared that David died while sleeping, according to Prescott Police investigator James Lamerson, officers nonetheless responded to Angel’s call “simply to make sure that nothing unusual did happening.”
Cynthia, David’s 48-year-old wife, was discovered beside his bedside by the police, looking extremely upset. In his confessional, Angel said that Cynthia was still sobbing on the floor when the police arrived. However, she received consolation from Charles “Chuck” Todd, a 61-year-old carer.
Investigators initially said there were no indications of a struggle or trauma, but they later discovered something more nefarious was at work. The Associated Press reports that Cynthia and Chuck were ultimately detained and accused of suffocating David to death. Chuck subsequently confessed, according to Deputy County Attorney Steve Young, admitting to the police that he was having an affair with Cynthia and that the two of them killed David together.
Steve stated that Cynthia allegedly informed Chuck that David was “dying” and that she had asked Chuck how they could “make it quicker.” Chuck then suggested using a pillow and a plastic trash bag to suffocate David. Chuck thought that he and Cynthia would still be together once David died, but things didn’t work out the way he had anticipated. Steve stated, “She decided she doesn’t need him anymore.”
Despite her denials, Cynthia was found guilty of murder in 2015 and is now receiving a life sentence, according to the local newspaper The Daily Courier.
Who Was David Mueller’s killer?
David’s wife, Cynthia Mueller, and her boyfriend, Charles Todd killed David Mueller for money. David wanted to set up a $300,000 trust fund for his two kids, but he required Cynthia’s approval to do so, and she was unwilling to comply. David was supposed to use his $500,000 life insurance policy as part of the fund’s financing.
He had also hoped to utilise some of the funds to pay for his medical care, but Cynthia wasn’t willing to split the money.
Charles Todd and Cynthia Mueller: Where Are They Now?
The 50-year-old Cynthia was found guilty on four charges, including fraud, conspiracy, and murder, in June 2015. She was given a life sentence in prison and won’t be eligible for release.
Todd, her 64-year-old accomplice, arranged a plea deal and got a sentence reduction to 16 years in prison. At her trial, he provided evidence against Cynthia. Cynthia is still a prisoner at the Arizona State Prison Complex – Perryville in Goodyear, Arizona, as of right now. However, jail records indicate that Todd was freed in 2016, even though we think he still resides in Arizona.