Sentencing rescheduled in Minot murder conspiracy

MINOT, N.D. – The courts have rescheduled the sentencing for a woman charged with helping her husband plan the killing of his ex-wife in Minot in 2015.

A judge will sentence 27-year-old Cynthia Wilder May 30 in Minot.

Wilder entered Alford pleas last November to charges of conspiracy to commit murder and being an accomplice to escape.

The courts cancelled Cynthia’s March sentencing after her attorney had to withdraw from the case.

Investigators say Cynthia helped her husband Richie Wilder, Jr., plan the murder of his ex-wife Angila Wilder in her northwest Minot home, along with a botched attempt at breaking Richie out of county jail the following August.

The murder conspiracy charge carries with it a maximum sentence of life in prison without parole.

Richie, who is serving life in prison without parole, is appealing part of his sentence that prevents him from having contact with the two children he fathered with Angila until they are 18 years old.

The North Dakota State Supreme Court will hear arguments on the matter next week.