ETX woman indicted in the murder of her husband

Sharon Maxwell. Photo Source: Upshur County Jail
Sharon Maxwell. Photo Source: Upshur County Jail

UPSHUR COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - An East Texas woman has been indicted on murder charges in the death of her husband.

Sharon Maxwell is accused of shooting her husband, Gordon Maxwell, 46, of Ore City, and depositing his body in his truck and setting it on fire.

According to preliminary autopsy reports, Gordon suffered multiple gunshot wounds to the head before his body was burned in the vehicle.

In late August, authorities were called to the 11,400 block of Hwy 155 N, just north of Gilmer, where the body had been discovered.

Investigators immediately called the scene suspicious and say that the Gordon did not die from the fire.

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