- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 13, 2016

MINOT, N.D. (AP) - A man accused of killing his ex-wife and later trying to escape from jail is on trial in Minot.

Jury selection began Monday in the trial of 30-year-old Richie Wilder Jr. He faces a murder charge in the November 2015 death of 30-year-old Angila Wilder. All court records in the case have been sealed.

Wilder also faces charges of escape and possessing a weapon in a correctional facility. Authorities allege that he used a metal piece from a broom to chisel away molding from a window in his cell in August.

Wilder’s trial is scheduled to last two weeks. He could face life in prison if convicted of murder.


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