Wife Charged in Hot Grease Death After 40 Years on the Run

October 21, 2011 Updated Oct 21, 2011 at 11:37 AM EDT

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Wife Charged in Hot Grease Death After 40 Years on the Run

October 21, 2011 Updated Oct 21, 2011 at 11:37 AM EDT

A 76-year-old woman who allegedly killed her husband by throwing a pot of hot grease on him in 1970 was charged with murder in Texas on Wednesday after being arrested in Georgia last week after more than 40 years on the run, according to the Houston Chronicle.

The woman had been living with one of her children, according to the Chronicle report. She was transported back to Texas and was being held in jail as of Thursday.

Read the Houston Chronicle story HERE.