Texas man's body found buried in front yard; wife charged with murder

July 17, 2013 at 5:32 PM
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PELICAN BAY, Texas, July 17 (UPI) -- The body of a Texas man missing for three years was found buried in his front yard, and his wife has been charged with his murder, police said.

Neola Robinson, 62, of Pelican Bay, is being held on $150,000 bond connected to the death of her husband, Ervin, KXAS-TV in Fort Worth reported Wednesday.

Investigators followed new information in the case to the Robinson's mobile home and Saturday Texas rangers surrounded the home.

"In the front yard of all places -- I mean, how do you get away with something like that?" said neighbor Carolan Wheless, adding Neoloa Robinson was always very sweet.

Robinson's former employer, Michael Wright, filed a missing person's report when Robinson didn't show up for work for nearly two weeks.

"All along, there was hope that maybe he did leave town, but it's hard for them [his family] to accept the reality of what has actually happened here," Wright said, adding that Robinson, a supervisor at TJ Machine and Tool, had been a valuable employee.

Neola Robinson is on suicide watch and a full mental health evaluation in pending.

Criminal background checks on the couple revealed Ervin had burglary, theft and multiple DUI arrests, and Neola was arrested on a misdemeanor charge in Oregon and had eight other surnames.

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