A man who fatally shot his estranged wife in their Houston home is calling for the woman’s body to be returned to him so his son can “live out a dream.”
Jill Smith’s body was found in her home Monday, nearly a week after she went missing.
She had been shot three times in the head and chest, according to police.
“I’m tired of being the only one living with a dead wife,” said the gunman, who identified himself only as David.
He told KHOU 11 News on Tuesday that he is “going to be the first to go,” and said his family will “not allow her body to die.”
“If it wasn’t for her, I wouldn’t be able to be where I am now,” he said.
The suspect, who was charged with capital murder, is currently in custody at the Harris County Jail.
Smith’s estranged husband, Daniel Smith, had said earlier in the week that he was ready to take his wife’s body home.
It’s unclear if Smith was trying to get rid of his wife, or if he was trying kill her.
Smith and his wife had been separated for more than a year.
She left him on April 30 after she learned he had been arrested for domestic violence.
Smith told KHou that he didn’t realize the woman was in the house until a few days later.
“I don’t know why I was upset about the house not being locked.
It was not a big deal,” he told the news station.
“I guess I was angry.
I didn’t want to be angry.”
Smith also told the station that he wanted to see “her in a psychiatric hospital,” but the suspect refused to say where he would be taken.