The defendant, Bonnie Renee Johnson, shares capital murder charges with her husband, Oliver Julius Sowell, in connection with an April 2008 shooting in Killeen.
At the hearing, Johnson produced a letter from Sowell allegedly admitting guilt and stating that he threatened to kill her if she didn't participate. Source: Killeen Daily Herald
Unfortunately, her plea didn't wash with some of the facts such as:
Johnson told Judge Fancy Jezek of the 426th District Court that she gave a statement admitting guilt to Maryland police only because she feared for her life. Her husband, she said, forced her to participate or he would kill her.
Sowell had a similar hearing last week during which a bond reduction was also denied.
Johnson told the court that except for one friend stationed at Fort Hood, all her friends and family, including three children under 6 years old, are in Washington, D.C. She was in Killeen for three years while Sowell was in the military, she said.
"Out of state, no ties to the community ... if anything, ($100,000) is low," said First District Attorney Murff Bledsoe.
Source: Killeen Daily Herald
While it's nice of her husband to try to take the rap now, do you think he might have a motivation to fudge the truth?