Thursday, June 25, 2009

Indictment In 1994 Murder

A man police suspected in the 1994 death of his wife was indicted by a Bell County Grand Jury. The case was originally investigated by the Bell County Sheriff's Office.
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.

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