Texas Woman Allegedly Faked a Robbery to Kill Her Husband

After a year of investigating, authorities believe that Sandra Melgar's story is just an elaborate ruse.
2:08 | 08/04/14

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But right now, a shocking twist to a murder mystery that terrified a neighborhood. A woman who claimed that her husband was stabbed to death during a home invasion, allegedly faked the crime. Neighbors thought it was a home invasion gone wrong. But according to authorities, what really happened is something far more sinister. This morning, 54-year-old Sandra Melgar stands accused, charged with murder in the death of her 52-year-old husband, Jaime melg Melgar. The couple, planning to celebrate their 32nd wedding anniversary was found by relatives tied up in separate closets of their Texas home. She says they were in the bathroom together, her and her husband, at approximately 1:00 A.M. This morning. And at some time, she blacked out. Reporter: But following over a year of investigation, authorities now claiming her story is an elaborate ruse, alleging in court documents she stabbed her husband to death with a knife. Just seemed something was really strange with how it all came down, with them being tied up and just one person being killed. Reporter: The couple, high school sweethearts with one daughter. According to reports, Mr. Melgar's brother said the couple seemed like the model family. I think we're all in shock because nothing like this has happened here before. Reporter: Police have not elaborated what led to her, or the motive or how she managed the alleged overup. But news of the arrest, devastating the Melgar family, including his brother who said we can't believe this would happen to us. Her next hearing is August 12th. The neighbors were shocked, there was nothing to indicate any issue between the couple. And how could they do this? Said to be a model couple. Thanks. Thanks.

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