- Associated Press - Friday, September 23, 2016

MINOT, N.D. (AP) - A North Dakota man charged with killing his ex-wife now faces additional charges because authorities say he attempted to escape from jail.

The Minot Daily News (https://bit.ly/2d5rnat ) reports 30-year-old Richie Edwin Wilder Jr., of Minot, has been charged with felony counts of escape and possessing a weapon in a correctional facility.

Authorities accuse Wilder of using the metal piece from a broom head last month to chisel away the molding from a window in his cell. Court records show Wilder was caught on security footage disposing of the window molding pieces in his cell’s toilet.

Wilder is in custody awaiting a murder trial in the November 2015 death of 30-year-old Angila Wilder. Documents detailing her death and investigation have been sealed.

Wilder’s attorney declined to comment on the case Friday.


Information from: Minot Daily News, https://www.minotdailynews.com

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