Pam Nalley, Roy McCaleb’s daughter, had lengthy suspected a specific motive for Carolyn Krizan-Wilson’s actions. In response to a 2008 report by The Houston Chronicle, Krizan-Wilson had beforehand taken out two separate life insurance coverage insurance policies in her husband’s identify simply earlier than he was killed. The sum of each equated to a staggering $198,000. Nevertheless, her efforts to gather the cash after the actual fact turned out to be in useless when the insurance coverage firms refused to pay up the complete quantity after McCaleb’s youngsters contested her declare, and after prosecutors let the insurance coverage firm know she was a suspect in McCaleb’s murder. The circumstances surrounding McCaleb’s loss of life apparently appeared too suspicious and inconsistent to them.
There was additionally Krizan-Wilson’s legal historical past previous to and through her relationship with McCaleb. At one level, Krizan-Wilson, who had been beforehand married a complete of seven instances (as of 2013), was charged with bigamy when police found that she’d married McCaleb earlier than her earlier divorce was finalized, per ABC Information. (Although ABC Information and different shops beforehand reported she was convicted of this cost, others, like The Houston Chronicle, say these expenses had been finally dropped.)
In the end, it appears the overwhelming quantity of circumstantial proof within the case led Krizan-Wilson to plead responsible to the homicide of her final husband. However maybe nobody anticipated what the decide at her sentencing would adjudicate subsequent.