She married the alleged grifter, and 12 years later, he would lead his wife on a surprise romantic nature hike in a national forest. Toni Henthorn’s last footsteps in her 50 years of life.
Toni was also on her second marriage—and now, far away from Mile High, Toni’s first husband has been forced to carry on his life in Meridian, Mississippi, where he and his college sweetheart began a life together.
Prosecutors have already begun homing in on hard facts that they say will show the prominent ophthalmologist’s second husband was in fact a money-grubbing, calculated killer who had meticulously arranged his wife’s demise in order to rake in millions in life insurance payouts. and they were going to have to hustle to make their 7 p.m. But investigators say Henthorn suggested later that their plans went out the window when they spotted some wild turkeys and decided to follow them.
It was a bold decision to hike in the first place for Toni Henthorn.
She’d gone under the knife multiple times to repair both knees, and according to federal prosecutor Suneeta Hazra’s opening statement at the pretrial back in May, Toni had “bad knees, had given up skiing, had several operations.” The pair paused to take photos of each other.
Harold Henthorn is seen “standing on that trail’s rocky ledge, clearly holding onto a tree,” Hazra notes.
When Toni poses on that same knob “she’s seated in a cautious position, looking out.”As Toni tumbled down the cliff, Harold Henthorn “witnessed a blur while he was reading text messages.” But he allegedly had the wherewithal to gather up their backpacks and “made sure he had all their belongings,” according to Hazra’s rundown.
Chasing wild turkeys as a lark didn’t square with authorities either.
“Henthorn told the investigators it was sort of a spontaneous decision to go to this area, but indeed, investigation has shown that he made numerous scouting trips to the park,” Hazra said.
And then there was the ,000 diamond ring that was reported missing by Henthorn just after Toni fell.
And the .5 million worth in life insurance the hubby was set to collect in the wake of his wife’s death.
At the trial last week, jurors saw exhibits showcasing Toni’s punishing fall and how her pink shirt and blue jeans were mangled, as well as brutal autopsy findings.