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McDonald’s Cup arrests woman for murder

A woman was arrested years after her husband’s murder after police found evidence on a McDonald’s cup.

Cassandra Hult was arrested in May and charged with first-degree reckless homicide in connection with the murder of Jose Santiago.

On March 23, 2020, Santiago was found dead in his car in Milwaukee with a gunshot wound to the back of the head. Milwaukee Journal Guardian reported.

The jogger called 911 after looking through the car window and seeing Santiago’s unresponsive body after noticing the car had been parked in the same spot two days in a row near St. Patrick’s Cemetery. Wojciech.

Police collected a spent .380 shell casing, two McDonald’s cups and a McDonald’s receipt from the car.

During a preliminary hearing Monday, Milwaukee police Detective Jake Puschnig testified that forensic tests performed on two McDonald’s cups revealed fingerprints and DNA from Santiago and Hult. Journal Keeper.

Newsweek reached out to Hult’s attorney, Alexander J. Kostal, by email for comment.

Hult told investigators that she and her husband had been married for a year and a half and that they argued frequently, including on March 22. She said the fight broke out that day after she found text messages from another woman on her husband’s phone and confronted him.

Hult said they parted ways after her husband threw her out of the car.

Basic image of McDonald’s cups. Cassandra Hult was charged with murdering her husband after DNA traces were found on a McDonald’s cup.

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However, investigators noted in the criminal complaint that her accounts of that day were inconsistent and she made no mention of going to McDonald’s.

The complaint said cell tower footage also showed Hult’s phone was in the area when the jogger first spotted Santiago in his car.

According to the complaint, Hult left the state after the killing and confessed to two different people that she had murdered her husband, including a man with whom she had a romantic relationship and a woman she had threatened during a fight.

A woman Hult met in Arizona said Hult threatened to kill her over FaceTime and made a confession. The claim was confirmed by the woman’s daughter.

According to Milwaukee news station WISN, one witness said Hult confessed to the killing and claimed he “had the bodies on him.”.

According to the website, the man Hult was in a relationship with in Las Vegas said she admitted to killing him “repeatedly.”

Hult was arrested in May. Her next court appearance is scheduled for July 10.

The first-degree reckless homicide charge against Hult also includes a modification for use of a dangerous weapon. This means that if convicted, she could face a more severe penalty.