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Slain firefighter's widow, 32, is charged with capital murder due to new 'evidence the mother and her boyfriend shot him dead for money' Chacey Tyler Poynter, 32, has been charged with capital murder of her husband Previous murder charge was dropped and the count was upgraded after the state was presented with new evidence in Robert Poynter's death Prosecutors believe the widow killed for 'money and benefits controlled by' him A grand jury indicted Mrs Poynter on the capital murder charge April 26 and sealed information was made public Wednesday in 354th District Court  Her June 17 trial date for the lesser count of murder is still expected to go ahead Michael Garza was convicted of his murder and sentenced to 99 years in 2018

By Reporter and Associated Press

Published: 23:42 BST, 3 May 2019 | Updated: 23:47 BST, 3 May 2019



The widow of a Texas firefighter has been charged with capital murder after prosecutors found new evidence that suggested she conspired with her boyfriend to kill her husband and gain access to financial assets.

Chacey Tyler Poynter, 32, of Royse City was originally charged with conspiracy to commit murder, then charged with murder, following the off-duty death of Robert Poynter in 2016.

Cops found a link to a photo on Michael Glen Garza's Facebook account shortly after the University Park Fire Department captain was discovered with a single gunshot wound to the head in his car and Garza was last summer was convicted of murder and sentenced to 99 years.

Chacey Tyler Poynter, 32, has been charged with capital murder of her husband

Robert Poynter

Chacey Tyler Poynter has been charged with the capital murder of her husband Robert Poynter

Now it's alleged Poynter arranged the slaying to inherit funds.

'The State re-presented the case to the grand jury with the additional evidence and the defendant has been indicted for the offense of capital murder for remuneration which is for financial gain or benefit,' Hunt County District Attorney Noble D. Walker Jr. said in a Thursday statement.

Prosecutors believe Poynter was having an affair with Garza and the capital murder indictment alleges they fatally injured Mr Poynter with a shotgun three years ago on September 9 'for remuneration, namely: money and

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