Murder of John Wilty by Angela Wilty investigated on Snapped

Mugshot of Angela Wilty
Angela Wilty pleaded guilty to killing her husband, John Wilty, and is serving a 20-year sentence. Pic credit: MS Dept. of Corrections

Snapped is investigating the murder of John Wilty, who was gunned down in the street near his home in Olive Branch, Mississippi. His own wife, Angela Wilty, organized the murder.

On March 23. 2018, the Olive Branch Police Department received a call at 5:30 a.m. that a man was lying on a drive in front of a house.

When the police arrived, they found John had been shot multiple times, twice in the chest and once in the head. The 50-year-old passed away at the scene.

The cops learned from witnesses that John had been leaving for work when an individual approached him. He ran past a couple of houses before he was shot down.

John’s body was surrounded by shell casings, and initial suspicions were directed toward a gangland hit of some kind. However, the killer was actually much closer to home.

The victim had six children from a previous marriage, and they suspected his current wife, Angela, probably had something to do with his murder.

Police heard evidence against Angela Wilty in John Wilty killing

The children, along with friends of John informed the police that John had told them Angela had tried to poison him, and on another occasion, she had slashed his knees with a box cutter.

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After the murder, Angela claimed up to $800,000 in life insurance and accidental death benefits that she believed she was entitled to following her husband’s death. However, John’s children filed a lawsuit against their stepmother and were successful.

In the fall of 2018, a judge ordered Angela to return  $673,000.

Angela Wilty convicted of manslaughter in John Wilty murder

Things got considerably worse for the killer in March 2019 when the police issued search and arrest warrants. She was charged with murder and placed in Desoto County Jail on a $1 million bond.

Angela spent months claiming she was innocent until she finally relented and admitted to procuring her husband’s murder.

Booking mugshot of Angela Wilty
Booking mugshot of Angela Wilty following her arrest on suspicion of murder. Pic credit: Olive Branch Police Dept

She was convicted of manslaughter and ordered to serve 20 years behind bars. She is currently held at the Delta Correctional Facility in Greenwood, MS, and is expected to be released by May 2041.

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