Jury's verdict: Guilty


A jury returned a verdict of guilty against Craig man Terry Hankins about 10:40 a.m. Wednesday morning in Moffat County District Court.

Hankins was convicted of first-degree murder, a Class 1 felony, and abuse of a corpse, a Class 2 misdemeanor, in connection with the June 2007 death of his wife, 34-year-old Cynthia Hankins, also of Craig.

The jury begin deliberating at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Michael O'Hara, chief judge of the 14th Judicial District, sentenced Hankins to life in prison without the possibility of parole. The judge said he had no discretion in the mandatory sentence.

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sandy39 7 years, 8 months ago

he got what my what he should have but i wish he got deaf for killing my friend i miss her so much.


TRIUMPH 6 years, 8 months ago

He was not and is not guilty asa he has yet to receive a fair trial. remember the bomb scare how can he have received a fair trial after that lark. Also Snow lied tothe jury in his opening statement that simple jury tampering he said cynthia was killed for not having sex that night. no Cynthia attacked Terry with blunt object he held her in restraint fearing for his life she was violent drug abusing husband beater who should went back prison after first could threats she made on his life. She should be in prison and he should be free. read his lawsuit and about those he named in it


David Moore 6 years, 8 months ago

Death would be the easy way out.

Is it me or am I missing something here? If he is so innocent, why did he dismember her and hide her remains on his property? I can understand a killing if it is truly in self defense, but cutting her up and disposing of the remains is in no way self defense, it is cold blooded murder, he got what he deserved. Self defense is calling the police immediately after it happens and letting the investigation sort out the facts to prove your innocence, NOT cutting someone up in the bathtub, stuffing limbs in plastic bags and transporting them 40 miles out of town and hiding them on private property, that is called murder and abuse of a corpse....guilty in my book. It just does not make sense anyone saying he was innocent and she should be the one in prison, maybe I don't know the whole story but the facts remain, he messed up...big.

Kudos to the system for doing the right thing.


Barbara A Smith 6 years, 8 months ago

I think you have it right David! Guilty in my book too! No doubt about it.


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