Wilder Intentions: Love, Lies and Murder in North Dakota (Paperback)
ANGILA WAS STABBED 44 TIMES.
THIS WAS PERSONAL.
On a November morning in 2015, Christopher Jackson waited for his fianc e, Angila Wilder, to pick him up from work as she always did. But this time, she didn't show--and Christopher's calls went unanswered. The police found what looked like a scene from a horror movie at their home. The backdoor kicked in. A bedroom splattered with blood. And a pregnant young woman violently stabbed to death.
Could Christopher have murdered the woman he claimed to love? Or was the crime done by an intruder Angila had feared for weeks? Angila's womanizing ex-husband, Richie Wilder, Jr., aimed detectives straight toward Christopher. The evidence, however, pointed squarely at Richie.
Kindergarten teacher Cynthia Wilder thought her dreams had come true when she married Richie. But while her husband sat behind bars, Cynthia grew lonely. When she shared some disturbing details with a former lover, Cynthia finally revealed the truth behind the sinister plot to kill Angila Wilder. After four years of lies and deceit, the real story would shock a community to its very core ...
About the Author
C.J. Wynn holds a Master's Degree in Psychology. SHe has spent her career working with businesses to increase productivity. As a writer C.J. leveraged her knowledge of psychology to delve into the realm of criminal behavior, spending thousands of hours researching and pulling apart various homicide cases, particularly those committed between people who were once in close, intimate relationships. Wynn was raised in Minot, North Dakota and currently lives in Arizona with her husband and two beautiful children.
“... extraordinarily well-written, and a thrilling tale."
—New York Times bestselling true crime author Shanna Hogan
“Wilder Intentions, the small town, true crime story from debut author C. J. Wynn had me desperately searching for more time to turn pages. Wynn is thorough in her presentation and quickly captures the mind with a riveting pace and grisly details. There are moments when the retelling of this tragedy will puncture your heart and leave you breathless, riddled with goosebumps.”
- Executive Producer of Good Night Live &
Owner of the Good Talk Network, Jonah Lantto
“Through a tragic story in North Dakota, WILDER INTENTIONS spotlights the scourge in our society of domestic abuse. C. J. Wynn takes us on a complicated, sometimes unpredictable, journey as she reveals the events leading up to the brutal murder of Angila Wilder, the investigation into those responsible, and the murder trial. Wynn is meticulous in her research and skilled at keeping the reader engaged. I couldn’t put it down.
—Beth Karas, Investigative Reporter,
Legal Analyst, and former Court TV correspondent