A resident of the U.S. state of West Virginia tried to rescue his wife from a prison sentence to mimic her death and landed in jail with her. About it writes Daily Mail.
31 may 48-year-old Rodney Wheeler (Rodney Wheeler) told the police that his 43-year-old wife, Julia (Julie) fell off a cliff during a family walk through the National Park Grandview. Authorities have launched search and rescue operation. While experts on the helicopter searched the area from a bird’s flight, divers searched for the victim in the river. To work connected to professional dogs.
June 2, police went to the home of the Wheelers to take the things necessary to further search for the missing. They inspected the home and in one of the cabinets found Julia. The next day the couple was arrested, the case started investigation.
Authorities believe that the couple faked the death of Julia, so that she escaped imprisonment. In February, the American accused of fraud. The final hearing and sentencing is expected on June 17. The defendant faced up to ten years imprisonment and a fine of 250 thousand dollars (17.1 million rubles).
The investigation revealed that Rodney, with the help of my 17 year old son threw off the cliff personal things Julia. The police, he said that his wife fell off a cliff trying to find a missing earring. On 1 June he wrote on Facebook: “In yesterday’s incident in Grandview hurt my wife. Haven’t found her yet, but I hope that you find her whole and unharmed. I am in despair, but now I can’t give up. Please don’t stop praying for us.”
The result is Rodney, wanting to help her, only aggravated her and their situation. Now spouses are accused, among other things, in a fraud scheme and an attempt to subvert the judicial process. They are in custody with the right to bail in 100 thousand dollars (about 7 million).
Earlier it was reported that a native of Honduras tried to fake my own death to get away from his wife, who persistently demanded money from him. He sent wife private pictures, which he allegedly lay dead in the morgue. The report stated that he died of cancer and asthma.
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