According to her statement, Ms. Sandra Louis Garner had the most terrible day of her life last week. Living in Maypearl, Ellis County, this 55-year old woman said she got up to the sound of two gunshots whilst it was still dark outside. She immediately called 911 and told them what happened, saying that she had also seen a masked man running away from her property.
When she went downstairs, she found her husband, 42-year-old Jon Garner lying dead in the couple's home in the 100 block of Creekview Circle. Tearfully, she called 911 again and reported it. Police arrived on the scene and could only admit that Mr. Garner had been shot with a .38-caliber bullet whilst another bullet was found in a pillowcase near his body.
Later on that week, after police questioning, she changed her story, saying that she did meet the robber and her husband in the house, that the robber had claimed her he wasn't going to hurt her but held a grudge against her husband about some "work-related matters."
According to Ms. Garner, she gave him $18,000 from a safe, then he told her to hide in a bathroom and count to 100 while he left.
As police grew more and more suspicious, Ms. Garner started to refuse to answer any further questions. Arresting her for the suspected murder of her husband, they did a second search of the house, this time very detailed and thorough.
Firstly, they found a .38-caliber Taurus pistol, hidden deeply in an old Ford Mustang parked in the home’s garage. The gun in question had been wrapped in paper towels and two plastic bags. The Texas Department of Public Safety crime lab in Garland then matched the gun to the bullet recovered from her late husband’s body.
To top it all off, police had searched Ms. Garner’s computer. Seems she had done quite a few Google searches for: ‘how to kill someone and not get caught’.