Valdosta Daily Times

July 18, 2013

Texas widow charged after missing husband found buried in yard


The Associated Press

PELICAN BAY, Texas —  A 62-year-old widow was charged with murder after her husband was found buried in the front yard of their rural North Texas home, which authorities had searched three years ago after he was reported missing.

Neola Robinson is charged in the death of her husband Pleasant Ervin Robinson, 52, who was reported missing by his employer in May 2010 after he missed more than two weeks of work, according to documents filed in the case. The couple had been married about three years at the time.

Sgt. Lonny Haschel, a spokesman for the Texas Department of Public Safety, said Texas Rangers arrested Robinson on Saturday after new information came to light in the case. He declined to elaborate. The husband’s remains were exhumed Tuesday from the yard of their mobile home in Pelican Bay, about 20 miles northwest of Fort Worth, Haschel said.

Robinson was being held in the Tarrant County Jail with bond set at $150,000. Online jail records listed no attorney for her.

No one else has been arrested and authorities have no other suspects, Haschel said.

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