Thursday, October 20, 2011
MURDER CATCHES UP WITH MARY RIVERA 41-YEARS ON
Cops say that back in 1971, the 76-year-old killed her husband but, shortly after his death she moved with her children, who are now all grown up, to Georgia from her Houston TX.
The Harris County Cold Case Squad, recently reopened the case and unlike their colleagues in the 70s and 80s when they didn't have the resources to keep track of suspects, today they are bringing people to justice.
Friends were shocked that the kindly old lady they knew and loved could be accused of such a heinous crime.
Her pal Lorraine Robertson told WCTV: "I don't believe Mary killed her husband. Mary's not like that."
She added that she was with Rivera when police arrested her.
"I could feel Mary's whole body shaking and she just got in the car and we all said we loved her. And I pray to God, that God intervenes and lets her come home."
One neighbor, who didn't want to go on camera, also told the station that Rivera told her that her husband abused her.
Robertson says they should just let her go.