Md. Woman Arrested in Murder-For-Hire Case

Police: Cynthia Mills helped plan, fund attempted hit

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    Wendell Mansel.

    An Annapolis woman has turned herself in to Anne Arundel County Police as a murder-for-hire investigation continues.

    47-year-old Cynthia Mills has been charged with conspiracy to commit first-degree murder, solicitation of murder, and attempted first-degree murder. Investigators say that Mills was having an affair with Wendell Mansel, who was arrested in August by police in Leesburg, Virginia after he attempted to solicit an undercover officer to kill his wife. 

    Mansel, who is also from Annapolis, arrived at the meeting with the undercover officer with a gun and valuables, which he intended to use as partial payment for the hit. He is charged with attempted capital murder, murder-for-hire, and soliciting murder-for-hire. Mansel is being held without bond.

    Investigators from Anne Arundel County and Virginia interviewed Mills during the subsequent invstigation and say that she helped Mansel plan the killing and even provided some of the funds to pay the undercover investigator who posed as a hit man. Like Mansel, Mills is being held without bond.