First Assistant District Attorney Murff Bledsoe said Crowe was initially a suspect in his wife's slaying, but at the time, there was not enough evidence to indict him, and a murder weapon was never recovered.
"(Crowe) talked with someone who encouraged him to go to the police and confess," Bledsoe said.
There is not a statute of limitations for murder cases; prior to Crowe's confession, the case was designated as a pending investigation.
Crowe appeared at the sheriff's department April 3 and told Deputy Robert Pettigrew he shot his wife in the back of the head with a .357 handgun, according to the arrest affidavit. Source: Killeen Daily Herald
It's not very often a suspect will come forward after all this time and confess his involvement.