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Jury deliberating in murder trial of Houston wife accused of stabbing husband

Prosecutor Colleen Barnett said Melgar was motivated to kill her husband and stage a break-in for a $500,000 life insurance policy.

She also said Melgar’s religious beliefs as a Jehovah’s Witness made her look for a way to get out of the marriage without a divorce, which would have left her ostracized.

Because a church friend testified that Jehovah’s Witnesses believe dead people are “sleeping” until the Apocalypse, Barnett said Melgar may have taken her husband’s death lightly.

http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/article/Jury-deliberating-in-murder-trial-of-Houston-wife-11950857.php