Mission woman accused of arranging husband's death

April 7, 2011 8:09:47 AM PDT
A South Texas woman whose husband was found shot to death in their home has been accused of plotting to kill him for his money. Vanessa Garcia of Mission was jailed Thursday on a capital murder charge, with bond set at $500,000. Hidalgo County Detention Center records did not list an attorney for the 28-year-old Garcia, who was arraigned Wednesday.

Investigators say the June 2010 crime was staged to make it appear the killing of 28-year-old Reyes Garcia happened during a home invasion.

Three men were arrested earlier, allegedly paid $20,000 by the wife to carry out the slaying. One suspect allegedly told investigators that Garcia wanted her husband dead so she could get an unspecified amount of money he kept at their home.

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