A 55-year-old American woman, Sandra Louise Garner from Maypearl, Texas has been arrested and charged with the murder of her husband after detectives discovered a search she made on Google some days before her husband’s death.
Mrs Garner while being quizzed over the cause of her husband’s death had told investigators that an intruder had entered their home, who revealed to her that he had a work-related disagreement with her husband and shot him dead.
She also lied by saying that the man forced her to open the family safe before parting away with $18,000.
However, Waxahachie Daily Light reported that, after seizing an electronic device from the address, detectives found a Google search “how to kill someone and not get caught” just days before the death.
Garner was then arrested on January 10, nine days after husband John Garner was murdered at their home on January 2.
According to Police Chief Boyd Norton, the autopsy revealed that John Garner was killed via a bullet wound.
The Maypearl Police Department on January 4, wrote on Facebook: “We have reason to believe that the shooting was NOT a ‘stranger to stranger’ home invasion.”
After discovering a bullet inside a pillowcase during a search at the couple’s home, detectives seized Garner’s electronic devices before discovering her internet history.
As part of the evidence, Police also found a gun in a Ford Mustang parked near the address which experts confirmed matched with the bullet found inside the body.
The fact being presented made Garner to be arrested and charged with the murder of her husband.
She remains in the Ellis County Jail while bail has been set at $2m.