Death in Texas by Carlton Smith audiobook

Death in Texas: A True Story of Marriage, Money, and Murder

By Carlton Smith
Read by Donna Postel

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6.46 Hours Unabridged
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Was he his brother's keeper? Robert and Doris Angleton seemed to have the perfect life. Until she was coldly murdered in her own home, shot thirteen times in the head, chest, and abdomen . . . Suddenly the ideal husband seemed anything but perfect: he was jailed, accused of hiring his older brother, Roger, to kill his wife for money—possibly as much as $2 million. However, without the crucial eyewitness testimony of Roger—who soon committed suicide in a Houston jail cell— the case against Robert rested entirely on circumstantial evidence. But the facts raise more questions than answers . . . Doris Angleton—deeply involved in a secret love affair—had asked her husband for a divorce, which might have exposed him as a tax-skipping millionaire bookie and favored police informant . . . Extensive handwritten and typewritten notes, coupled with a secretly taped conversation between Roger and another man outlining the murder, were found in a briefcase Roger Angleton was carrying when he was arrested in Las Vegas, Nevada. However, it was later concluded that the second voice on the tape was not Robert's . . . Also in Roger's briefcase: $64,000 in cash, along with a money wrapper with Robert's fingerprint on it . . . Ultimately Roger confessed to the murder in his suicide note, exonerating his brother of any guilt . . . A Texas jury came to one conclusion. Listen to this fascinating true-crime account of greed, deception, and cold-blooded murder—and decide for yourself.

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Was he his brother's keeper?

Robert and Doris Angleton seemed to have the perfect life. Until she was coldly murdered in her own home, shot thirteen times in the head, chest, and abdomen . . .

Suddenly the ideal husband seemed anything but perfect: he was jailed, accused of hiring his older brother, Roger, to kill his wife for money—possibly as much as $2 million. However, without the crucial eyewitness testimony of Roger—who soon committed suicide in a Houston jail cell— the case against Robert rested entirely on circumstantial evidence. But the facts raise more questions than answers . . .

Doris Angleton—deeply involved in a secret love affair—had asked her husband for a divorce, which might have exposed him as a tax-skipping millionaire bookie and favored police informant . . .

Extensive handwritten and typewritten notes, coupled with a secretly taped conversation between Roger and another man outlining the murder, were found in a briefcase Roger Angleton was carrying when he was arrested in Las Vegas, Nevada. However, it was later concluded that the second voice on the tape was not Robert's . . .

Also in Roger's briefcase: $64,000 in cash, along with a money wrapper with Robert's fingerprint on it . . .

Ultimately Roger confessed to the murder in his suicide note, exonerating his brother of any guilt . . .

A Texas jury came to one conclusion.

Listen to this fascinating true-crime account of greed, deception, and cold-blooded murder—and decide for yourself.

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Author Bio: Carlton Smith

Author Bio: Carlton Smith

Carlton Smith (1947–2011) was a prizewinning crime reporter and the author of dozens of books. Born in Riverside, California, Smith graduated from Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington, with a degree in history. He began his journalism career at the Los Angeles Times and arrived at the Seattle Times in 1983, where he and Tomas Guillen covered the Green River Killer case for more than a decade. They were named Pulitzer Prize finalists for investigative reporting in 1988 and published the New York Times bestseller The Search for the Green River Killer (1991) ten years before investigators arrested Gary Ridgway for the murders. Smith went on to write twenty-five true crime books, including Killing Season (1994), Cold-Blooded (2004), and Dying for Love (2011).

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/True Crime
Runtime: 6.46
Audience: Adult
Language: English