Cynthia Wilder changes plea in murder conspiracy, to be sentenced next year

MINOT, N.D. - A Minot woman accused of helping her husband arrange the murder of his ex-wife has changed her plea.

Twenty-seven-year-old Cynthia Wilder entered what's known as an "Alford plea" in court Thursday to felony charges of conspiracy to commit murder and being an accomplice to escape.

That means she disputes some of the evidence in the case, but admits the state has enough evidence to get a guilty verdict at trial.

Investigators say Cynthia admitted to a confidential informant to helping her husband Richie Wilder, Jr., plan the killing of Angila Wilder two years ago.

They also say she admitted to helping Richie plan a failed attempt to break him out of county lockup last August.

The judge ordered a pre-sentence investigation. She will be sentenced in March, and faces the chance of life in prison without parole.

Richie is currently serving a life sentence in the killing.

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