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The authorities in Texas were able to solve a 35-year-old cold case with the help of a popular reality-TV crime show.
Norma Allbritton, 84, was arrested on the 1st of July, a few days after the grand jury has issued a criminal complaint charges for the 1984 murder of her husband, Johnnue Allbritton, who was found dead in his house, and the Leon County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement this week.
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A few weeks ago after the police discovered the body of a victim in his own house, just outside of Buffalo, Texas, Allbritton, was scheduled to take a polygraph test-but she would have shot himself by accident, FOX5 reported.
Norma Allbritton, 84, was arrested on the 1st of July, for the 1984 murder of her husband.
(Leon County Sheriff’s Office)
The tests were never scheduled and the case remained open.
The sheriff’s office revisited the case in 2015, when the new evidence was provided as to the program’s “Cold Justice,” a joint investigation that led to the Allbritton any charges.
“This was truly a team effort,” Sheriff Kevin Ellis, told the Palestine Herald-Press, Tuesday. “No,” Cold Justice, ” and I don’t think that we have progressed as we have, but they couldn’t have done it without the LCSO staff.
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Police did not say what new evidence led to the opening of the 35-year-old case, however, the producers of the popular crime show, said the episode with the Allbritton case, it will be the beginning of the year, FOX5 reported.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.