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Man found dead on a Tennessee couch in 2014. Seven years later, his wife is accused of murder.

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Source: MEGA; Tennessee Bureau of Investigation

Feb. 8 2022, Published 9:09 a.m. ET

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The widow of a man murdered in 2014 has now been indicted for his killing, officials in Tennessee announced.

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On Dec. 8, 2014, Thomas Steven Thrasher Jr. was shot and killed in his Oak Ridge, Tennessee, apartment, according to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. During the investigation, Samantha Anne Hendley was identified as a person of interest.

Despite her being a target in the investigation, authorities did not arrest her. The case eventually went cold.

Hendley reported hearing a gunshot and finding her husband dead on the couch, according to 10News.

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Thrasher and Hendley were married at the time of the shooting, but she remarried after his death, 10News reported.

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Police continued to investigate, and on Feb. 7, Hendley was indicted of a first-degree murder charge in connection to Thrasher’s death, according to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. She is being held in jail on $1 million bond.

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Investigators have not released a motive for the killing or why they have now charged Hendley after seven years.

tenneesee widow
Source: MEGA; Tennessee Bureau of Investigation
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