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Man's remains found buried, wife charged

MELBOURNE, Fla., Sept. 23 (UPI) -- A 40-year-old woman was being held without bond after authorities in Melbourne, Fla., said she shot her husband during an argument and buried him in a hog pen.

Jennifer Lynn Hearn was being held on second-degree murder charges after sheriff's agents found the decaying remains of her husband, Carl "Cliff" Hearn, 41, Thursday buried beneath 2 feet of soil in the hog pen behind a storage shed in the family's back yard, Florida Today reported.

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After the Brevard County Sheriff's Office had received a tip, Hearn told investigators she had shot her husband during a nighttime argument, then buried his body, sheriff's Lt. Tod Goodyear said.

Florida Today said she had told friends about six weeks ago her husband had moved out to live with a girlfriend.

The newspaper said she posted a message on Facebook saying: "Wow. I am so glad one person walked out of my life so others could walk in. I love being single."

"Her story was that he left her high and dry and moved out," Goodyear said.

Florida Today said neighbors knew of discord in the marriage and there had been allegations of abuse, infidelity and drug use by the husband. The couple, parents of three daughters, had separated and reunited several times, the newspaper said.

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