Thursday, September 22, 2011
Woman kills husband, buries him in backyard
Deputies in Florida say they believe a woman who they arrested today shot and killed her husband and then buried him in their Melbourne home's back yard.
Jennifer Hearn was arrested and charged with one count of second-degree murder with a firearm, deputies said.
Deputies were at the home on the 500 block of Ana Avenue searching for clues and for 41-year-old Carl Hearn's body.
According to deputies, statements from 40-year-old Jennifer Hearn and other relatives led them to an area in the back yard where Carl Hearn was buried. "There have been some long-standing problems in the relationship. It appears there was a verbal argument that escalated to the point that she took her husbands life," said Lt. Tod Goodyear of the BCSO.
Apparently nobody questioned the fresh dirt that appeared on the side yard where it was visible to the neighborhood.
Investigators said there is no documented history of domestic violence. Jennifer Hearn was transported to the Brevard County jail where she is being held without bond, officers said.
The couple has 3 grown children.