Husband Arrested For Allegedly Killing Wife in Theater Shooting

<p>Cynthia Munzanreder</p>

Cynthia Munzanreder





Two men now stand accused in the shooting death of a Yakima woman outside a Union Gap theater last Thursday night, including the woman's husband.

John Munzenreder appeared before a Yakima County Court Judge this afternoon,

As did his alleged accomplice, Juan Ibanez Cortes.

Both men are facing first degree murder charges in the shooting death of john's wife, 45-year-old Cynthia Kelly-Munzanreder.

All three were employees at Valley Ford and Nissan, where the reality is still setting in.

"We were shocked, my whole staff was shocked and devastated," said Valley Ford & Nissan owner Tom Sparling, "It was unimaginable."

Court documents show that John Munzanreder was having an affair, and orginally offered co-defendant Cortes $20,000 to kill his wife.

Those same documents indicate that Munzanreder then shot his wife himself outside the Majestic Theater on Thursday, threw away the gun, which Cortes, who was lurking nearby, then tried to hide.

Sparling says Cynthia Munzanreder worked at Valley Ford & Nissan for 22 years; and ever since her tragic death, he says things here haven't been the same.

"We just feel a tremendous sadness, we feel a loss in our hearts," said Sparling, "She was a wonderful person, a great asset to the dealership... We're just shocked by this tragic loss."

Both suspects are being held on a 2 million dollar bail each, they will be arraigned in two weeks.