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Sandra Melgar was found guilty of killing her husband and staging the scene to look like a robbery (KTRK)

A local woman accused of murdering her husband and staging the crime scene to fake a home robbery has been found guilty.

According to prosecutors, Sandra Melgar tied up, stabbed and stuffed the body of her husband, 52-year-old Jaime Melgar, into a closet in their northwest Harris County home in December 2012. She could face life in prison.

The prosecution said they don't have a motive in this case, but there's no way anything else happened.

Sandra's defense team said homicide detectives made up their minds from the start of the case.

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In court, Sandra started crying when gruesome crime scene photos of her husband were shown. Investigators said Jaime was stabbed 31 times with a knife.

Prosecutors said Sandra faked a home robbery, killed her husband and then staged the scene by tying herself up and locking herself inside by wedging a chair under a doorknob. She also gave conflicting stories of what happened that night, prosecutors said.

Sandra's defense attorney claimed Harris County investigators botched their case by not testing a bloody fingerprint found on a safe inside the home.


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