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    The insurance agent sold her the life insurance when she went in to deal with auto insurance policy that had lapsed, I read...she took out the insurance on herself as well...the policy was not even in effect at the time of the murders...and there was a witness to the "gun stuffing" incident you describe...it was done to take the gun away from the house because she was worried about her druggie husband doing something illegal when she found the gun next to the Coke she found.  Witness confirms that she was with her when she stashed the gun away from the house, and was with her when Frances found the family, that they walked in like any other day, and Frances started screaming when she found the bodies.  There was no blood found on Frances at all, despite brain matter being splattered everywhere from the gunshot wounds.

    The gun/ballistic evidence was suspect, and Harris County has a pretty bad reputation (particularly at the time) at handling ballistic evidence.  They could not confirm that the nitrates they "found" on her skirt were anything more than fertilizer from her gardening activities, and destroyed the nitrates when they tested it prior to trial, so the evidence could not be retested.

    There was a lot wrong with this case...there is certainly reasonable doubt.  Did she do it? Who knows, but it ain't as clear as you make it out to be.

    TexasDemocrat
    Giggity giggity giggity...Iraq's a Quagmire

    by TexasDemocrat on Thu Sep 15, 2005 at 08:28:42 AM PDT

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