LIMA ‚?? The man who took a $100,000 bond from the second wife of a doctor trying to bail her husband out of jail before his murder trial had his probation extended Monday.
Darryl Ables initially paid Esther Wangler $60,000 of the bond money back after she decided to find another way to bail out her husband. In nearly three years since that time, he‚??s only repaid her an additional $50.
Ables eventually was convicted of aggravated theft by deception, a third-degree felony. A judge placed him on four years probation.
Judge David Cheney extended the probation by one year Monday and told Ables he was going to monitor the case.
‚??This situation is not going to linger as it has for three years,‚?Ě Cheney said.
Ables‚?? attorney, Greg Donohue, told Cheney that Ables has limited means and has financial problems including a house in foreclosure.
The matter stemmed from the aggravated murder case against Dr. Mark Wangler, which a jury later found him guilty and a judge sentenced him to life in prison with the chance to come up for parole after serving 25 years.
Wangler was convicted in the 2006 carbon monoxide poisoning death of his first wife, Kathy Wangler.
Ables was an Indiana bail bondsman Esther Wangler initially approached trying to raise the $1 million bond. She later found an alternative way to raise the money and bail out her husband while he was waiting trial.