Prosecutors say a Central Texas woman faces up to life in prison for the 1999 slaying of her husband to prevent him from discovering she charged $8,000 to his credit card.
Margaret Litchfield was convicted Friday of murder in the fatal shooting of 49-year-old Raymond Litchfield at their home near Copperas Cove. The penalty phase begins next month in Gatesville.
Coryell County District Attorney Dusty Boyd says the now-60-year-old Litchfield was the primary suspect in the January 1999 killing. She was indicted in 2015 after the victim's relatives urged prosecutors to reconsider the case.
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Boyd says Litchfield charged about $8,000 to her husband's credit card, didn't tell him and the card was denied when he tried to buy a boat. Boyd says Litchfield shot her spouse to avoid a confrontation.