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Diane Zamora

To everyone who knew her, Susan Wright seemed like she had everything. Married to successful salesman Jeff Wright, she was a stay-at-home mom raising two adorable young children in their suburban Houston home. But, then, in January of 2003, Jeff mysteriously disappeared. Susan told others that Jeff had walked out after striking their five-year-old son. But, one of Jeff’s co-workers became suspicious and called the cops. With police closing in, Susan eventually told local authorities that she had killed Jeff – in self-defense – and buried his body in the backyard. At her trial, the prosecution claimed Susan had killed Jeff not in self-defense, but for insurance money. Her lawyers, on the other hand, painted Jeff as an abusive husband and claimed that Susan killed him after he attacked her with a knife. But there were plenty of holes in Susan’s story; 192 to be exact. That’s how many times Susan had stabbed Jeff in “self-defense.” The jury convicted Susan of first-degree murder and sentenced her to 25 years in prison.

Oct. 01, 2004

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