Murder Suspect Hid in Plain Sight for 40 Years: Prosecutors

July 13, 2023

Prosecutors say Donald Santini is a wanted contract killer who hid in plain sight for 40 years. Santini is accused of strangling Cynthia Wood in 1984. Santini allegedly lured her to a meeting with a promise to help her in a custody battle. Authorities say he settled in a tiny California town under the name Wellman Simmonds. However, his world came crashing down after he applied for a passport. He was arrested by U.S. Marshals. 

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