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Updated Jan 30, 2013 - 1:25 pm

Prescott woman denies hiring man to kill husband

PRESCOTT, Ariz. — A Prescott woman denies that she asked a Nevada
man to kill her husband and helped him do it.

Charles Todd of Hendersonville pleaded not guilty Monday in the November
smothering of David Wesley Mueller.

David Mueller was suffering from a degenerative neuromuscular disease and under
the care of his wife, Cynthia Mueller.

A police affidavit said Todd said he and Cynthia were having an affair and
she asked him to hasten her husband’s death. The affidavit also said Todd said Cynthia started smothering David and that he finished it.

The widow denies all of that but said her father formerly employed Todd and
asked him to help with her husband’s care.

According to The Daily Courier, Cynthia Mueller said
she hopes Todd gets the death penalty.

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