Texas woman, 55, accused of murdering her husband, 42, searched 'how to kill someone and not get caught' - before telling police he was shot by a masked intruder

  • Sandra Garner called 911 on January 2 to report that her husband, Jon Garner, had been shot and killed by a masked intruder inside their Maypearl, Texas home 
  • Garner, 55, told police she was awakened early in the morning by two gunshots
  • She said the intruder told her he had a work-related grudge with her husband
  • She claimed the trespasser took $18,000 after making her open a safe before forcing her into the bathroom and making her count to 100, she told detectives
  • However, she allegedly searched 'how to kill someone and not get caught'
  • A gun that matched the weapon used to kill Jon was found in Garner's vehicle 
  • She was arrested on murder charges and is being held at the Ellis County Jail  
  • Garner and Jon, 42,  had been married for 18 years. A motive was not revealed

A woman who allegedly searched for tips on how to get away with murder before her husband was found dead in their Texas home was arrested for killing him.  

Sandra Garner was taken into custody on Wednesday, eight days after the death of 42-year-old Jon Garner.

Police were called to the Garner's Maypearl home on January 2 following a 911 call from Garner claiming that a masked intruder had broken into their home and shot and killed her husband, the Waxahachie Daily Light reports.

Jon Garner (right) was found shot to death in his Maypearl, Texas home on January 2. His wife, Sandra Garner (left) was arrested and charged with his murder 

Jon Garner (right) was found shot to death in his Maypearl, Texas home on January 2. His wife, Sandra Garner (left) was arrested and charged with his murder 

Garner, pictured her in a mugshot photo, is being held at the Ellis County Jail on a $2million bond

Garner, pictured her in a mugshot photo, is being held at the Ellis County Jail on a $2million bond

The couple, pictured above, had been married for 18 years before his death 

The couple, pictured above, had been married for 18 years before his death 

Garner, 55, later told investigators that she was 'awakened that night by two gunshots and saw a masked male holding a gun and flashlight inside her residence'.

She claimed that the intruder told her he was not there to harm her and 'held a grudge against her husband because of work-related matters'. 

She then said she was forced to open a safe in the home and give the man approximately $18,000. 

Jon Garner, 42, worked as a general manager for DHL Express and We Pack in Texas. A funeral will be held on Saturday 

Jon Garner, 42, worked as a general manager for DHL Express and We Pack in Texas. A funeral will be held on Saturday 

The alleged intruder told Garner to go into the bathroom and count to 100 until he left. 

He also threatened to come back and kill her if he heard police sirens at the home, Garner told investigators.

Police seized several electronic devices during the investigation and searched the couple's home and vehicles. 

One device, authorities said belonged to Garner, contained an internet search for 'how to kill someone and not get caught'.

A .38 caliber pistol was also found in her Ford Mustang. Police said the gun, which matched the one that was used to kill Jon Garner, had been wrapped in a paper towel and hidden inside two plastic bags.

Authorities said an initial search of the vehicle did not turn up the weapon.  

‘It was apparent this firearm was moved to the vehicle after the initial search,’ Maypearl police chief Boyd Norton told the Waxahachie Daily Light.

Garner initially told police that a masked intruder had broken into the Maypearl home and shot Jon Garner over a work-related grudge 

Garner initially told police that a masked intruder had broken into the Maypearl home and shot Jon Garner over a work-related grudge 

Police later found that Sandra Garner (right) had allegedly searched 'how to kill somebody and not get caught'. She's pictured here with her husband, Jon Garner (left) 

Police later found that Sandra Garner (right) had allegedly searched 'how to kill somebody and not get caught'. She's pictured here with her husband, Jon Garner (left) 

Police also found a gun matching the one that was used to kill Jon Garner in Sandra Garner's (pictured) Ford Mustang 

Police also found a gun matching the one that was used to kill Jon Garner in Sandra Garner's (pictured) Ford Mustang 

Garner is being held on a $2million bond at the Ellis County Jail for murder charges. Police have not revealed a motive for the crime.

The couple had been married for 18 years before his death. He's survived by two children, Andrea Miller and Wes Miller.

A funeral for Jon Garner, who worked as a general manager for DHL Express and We Pack, will be held on Saturday in Waxahachie. 

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