On January 11th, 2013 the Anne Arundel County Police Homicide Unit applied for and received an arrest warrant charging 47-year old Cynthia Lisa Mills of the 1600-block of Cananaro Drive in Annapolis with conspiracy to commit 1st degree murder, solicitation of murder, and attempted 1st degree murder. Cynthia Mills turned herself into police custody at the Southern District.
In August 2012, Wendell Mansel was arrested by the Leesburg (VA) Police Department in a murder-for-hire plot. In the plot, Mansel attempted to solicit an undercover police officer to kill his wife. The investigation continued after his arrest and revealed that Mansel was having an affair with Cynthia Mills of Annapolis.
Homicide detectives from Anne Arundel County and investigators from the Commonwealth of Virginia interviewed Mills over the course of the follow-up investigation. They learned she helped in the planning and provided some of the funds that were paid to the undercover police officer who posed as the “hit man”. The money exchange occurred within Anne Arundel County.
Mills is being held without bond.