DENVER (CBS4) – Rob Henthorn, the brother of convicted wife killer Harold Henthorn, has agreed to return $500,000 to the estate of Toni Henthorn which he received in 2014 from his brother before Harold Henthorn was arrested for the murder of his wife.

A federal court jury convicted Harold Henthorn of murdering his wife, Toni, in 2012 by shoving her off a cliff in Rocky Mountain National Park. Harold Henthorn has always maintained his innocence and is going to be sentenced next month.

Harold and Toni Henthorn (credit CBS)

Harold and Toni Henthorn (credit CBS)

After Harold Henthorn’s conviction his brother, Rob, was ordered to appear in court in Douglas County last Friday to explain what happened to a half million dollars Harold Henthorn transferred to him, or a business controlled by Rob Henthorn, in early 2014
before Harold Henthorn was arrested for his wife’s murder. A federal magistrate said earlier she viewed the money transfer as an attempt to hide assets.

Gary Clexton, a special administrator representing the Toni Henthorn estate, said Rob Henthorn has already returned $250,000 to the court and has agreed to return the other $250,000 by Dec. 7.

“That was the agreement reached between the special administrator and Mr. Henthorn’s counsel,” said Clexton.

Rob Henthorn did not respond Monday to an inquiry from CBS4 regarding the return of the half million dollars. Toni Henthorn’s family members previously told CBS4 they believed that money belonged in the Toni Henthorn estate where it could eventually benefit Toni and Harold Henthorn’s daughter.

CBS4 Investigator Brian Maass has been with the station more than 30 years uncovering waste, fraud and corruption. Follow him on Twitter @Briancbs4.


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