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Waco Woman Pleads Guilty to Killing Husband

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

A Waco real estate agent was sentenced to 40 years in prison yesterday after pleading guilty to killing her husband.

Gretchen Williams Richardson killed her husband, 40-year-old John Kennedy Richardson, in the early morning of June Fifth last year.

Prosecutors say the 42-year-old lured her husband to a remote highway, shot him and then tried to stage his death as a drug-related murder.

Three of the couple's four children are now in the custody of their father's parents.

Gretchen Richardson must serve 20 years before she will be eligible for parole. Her lawyer, Kirk Oncken of Houston, declined comment after the hearing.

Investigators determined that Gretchen Richardson was having affairs with at least two men at the time of the killing, according to a prosecutor.


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