It’s a case that has been covered and picked apart for years, yet there are still many questions that linger. In December 2012, Houston police responded to a brutal murder scene - Jim Melgar was found dead in his bedroom, while his wife of 32 years, Sandra Melgar, was tied up in a bathroom closet. Sandra told investigators she had suffered a seizure and didn’t know who killed her husband and locked her up. Investigators didn’t believe her, and she was charged and later convicted of his murder.
Is Sandra a cold-blooded killer, or is an innocent person in prison?
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This episode was researched and written by Matt Keyser, with additions by Jillian Jalali. Matt is one of the hosts and producers of KHOU’s long form podcast about the case, Season 2 of Missing Pieces. Follow Matt on Twitter @bymattkeyser.
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