Jason Cory Sanders, 43, è accusato di aver sparato a Margaret Ann Sanders intorno a mezzanotte nella loro casa vicino a Cumby, situato a circa 65 miglia a nord-est di Dallas, Segnalato FOX4 Dallas-Fort Worth, citing the Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office.
Deputies responded to a 911 call from the home and arrived to find Margaret Ann Sanders with a gunshot wound to her torso. È stata ricoverata d'urgenza in ospedale, where she died the next morning, ha detto l'ufficio dello sceriffo. It was determined that she was pregnant.
During the investigation, Sanders told deputies that he fired a shot into the air with the intention of scaring his wife, but the projectile struck her, il Sulphur Springs News-Telegram reported.
Sanders also told deputies that he needed to use his cellphone to send his boss a message. But investigators instead spotted him deleting Facebook messages to his wife, secondo il documento.
Sanders was charged with capital murder, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, family violence and tampering with evidence, secondo online jail records.
He was being held in the Hopkins County Jail on a $ 2 milioni di obbligazioni.