Man charged in wife's death studied her finances

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Posted: Nov 19, 2014 6:22 PM

DENVER (AP) — Before Harold Henthorn married his second wife, he told her that he researched the financial statuses of three women and asked his friends whom he should marry.

He settled on Toni, a successful ophthalmologist who also earned money from her family's oil business.

Court records unsealed Wednesday also cite friends who say Henthorn of suburban Denver became controlling and obsessed with money after the marriage. He took out a $1.5 million life insurance policy on his wife, one of three totaling $4.5 million from which he stood to benefit.

Authorities say for the couple's 12th anniversary, Henthorn planned a trip to Colorado's Rocky Mountain National Park. Investigators say a park map with an X marks the spot where he pushed his wife off a cliff on Sept. 29, 2012.