People Aint Isht: Woman Pleads Guilty To Killing Husband In His Sleep After Lying For 28 Years

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What’s done in the dark will always come to light.

It took her 28 years to do the right thing.

According to Houston Chronicle:

It was supposed to be the work of a barefoot man who snuck into a Houston couple’s home in 1985, had forced sex with a woman, killed a man and escaped without a trace.

In reality, it was a wife who shot her husband as he slept, then went on for 28 years living a lie.

Carolyn Sue Krizan-Wilson, 71, admitted Wednesday in a Harris County courtroom that she shot Roy McCaleb, her husband of two years, almost three decades ago.

“Guilty,” was all Krizan said when asked for her plea by state District Judge Ryan Patrick.

In exchange for the plea, Krizan-Wilson was sentenced to six months in jail, which will be followed by 10 years probation.

The relatively light punishment, though, was not as important as finding out the truth, said McCaleb’s daughter Pam Nalley.

“She is willingly admitting that she murdered him and that’s something we’ve known all these years,” Nalley said. “I think that means more to me than anything.”

James Stafford, an attorney for Krizan-Wilson said the septuagenarian is suffering from dementia and a host of other health issues and wanted to get past the case against her.

McCaleb, a construction foreman, was 50 when he was killed on Sept. 22, 1985. Krizan-Wilson was 43.

McCaleb was heavily sedated because of a recent back surgery, Krizan-Wilson said after the shooting. He was also recovering from a heart attack.

SMH.

In speaking to reporters after the death, Krizan-Wilson told a fantastic story about being car-jacked then raped about 10 days before the shooting by a barefoot man with a knife.

She said she didn’t report it because she feared it would hinder her husband’s recuperation.

Day later, she told authorities, the man came into the couple’s North Shore home through an unlocked door on a Sunday night.

She claimed the man threatened her, scraped her with a coat hanger and dripped hot wax on her. He again held a knife to her throat and raped her, she said. The man then took the gun she kept under her pillow, went to where her husband was sleeping and shot him, she said.

As the man fled the scene, she said, the two collided and the intruder dropped the gun. She picked it up and fired two shots after him as he fled, she reported.

Days without a suspect or any new leads stretched into months, then years until investigators picked the cold case up again after 23 years.

In 2008, police arrested the widow, who had been a civilian employee at the Houston Police Department as her two sons climbed the ranks as police officers.

After the arrest, her attorneys argued that too much time had passed to indict Krizan-Wilson, a position that swayed former state District Judge Kevin Fine.

Fine dismissed the case, and for the past five years, it wound its way through the appellate courts. The dismissal was reversed and sent back to the original court now presided over by Patrick.

Krizan-Wilson will begin her six months in jail on Dec. 26.

Six months in jail and 10 years probation for killing a man and lying about it for 28 years? If she was black, this isht would be a different story.

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