This is an old story.
On Oct. 27, 1980 John Gough was shot and killed in his bed. I have read articles which say that the widow has told that intruders broke into the home and shot her husband. I have also read that the widow has told that she killed him in self defense. But no case was prosecuted due to lack of evidence.
John had a brother Fred Gough who has never accepted either story. He has felt that the motive for the murder was not drug dealers or self defense. He felt that it was related to a life insurance policy taken out just before the shooting.
According to reports, Fred has talked with authorities, and finally got someone to listen, 26 years later. They submitted a report to Texas Rangers, who then did a non-custodial interview with Wanda Gough on Mar. 29. In that interview, Wanda admitted to killing John, and she admitted that it wasn’t self-defense. She has told that John was sleeping at the time of his murder. And she has admitted to fabricating statements regarding self defense.
According to the brother, Fred, it was missed in the original autopsy that John was shot in the back first.
You can run but you can’t hide. Because you can never hide from yourself. Wanda had never been charged, and 26 years went by. She had moved to another state and had gone on with her life. When the Rangers did their interview, Wanda was not in custody. But she finally admitted to the true events that occurred 26 years prior. Who knows why she finally decided to tell the truth. Maybe she was conscience stricken, maybe she was just tired of telling lies, maybe she didn’t remember what stories she told back then, or maybe she just felt they finally had the evidence that would convict her.
But she never really got away with it. Now 26 years later, she will be standing trial for the murder. Because in most states- there is no statue of limitations on murder.