A Fargo Worth Crime in Real Life

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/man-pleads-guilty-murder-food-network-contestant-husband-article-1.3111440


A North Carolina man pleaded guilty this week to killing a pregnant Food Network chef and her husband.


Robert Jason Owens was charged with three counts of second-degree
murder and two counts of dismembering remains in the March 2015 event
that resulted in the mutilation and wood stove burning of expectant
"Food Network Star" contestant Cristie Schoen Codd, 38, and her husband,
Joseph (JT) Codd, 45.


Owens told investigators in March that he accidentally ran over the
couple while they were helping him with car troubles. Fearing
manslaughter charges, Owens burned their bodies, he told police.


The 37-year-old then tried to stage a hoax robbery involving the
couple, authorities said. He pawned the family's belongings and moved
their vehicles, according to the Asheville Citizen-Times.



Owens had worked as a contractor for the Codds and became a suspect in
their disappearance when a neighbor spotted him putting "unusually
large" trash bags in a dumpster outside his home.

Owens' attorney claimed his client was "heavily impaired" on
prescription medication for a mental illness during the time of the
deadly incident, which District Attorney Todd Williams called "among the
most disturbing killings in Buncombe County history,"

Comments

  • akritenbrinkakritenbrink Lynnwood, WA (Seattle area)
    What on earth. You "accidentally" killed them but then you had the stomach to carry their bodies around, chop them up and stuff them in your woodstove. I can barely handle raw chicken lol
    Be a human, not a machine.

    Angie Kritenbrink
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  • akritenbrinkakritenbrink Lynnwood, WA (Seattle area)
    Here's the best part of the story.

    "We can only hope that he suffers for the remainder of his life on Earth and again as he rots in hell," relatives of Cristie Schoen Codd told the Citizen-Times in a statement.

    OK then!
    TaraC73
    Be a human, not a machine.

    Angie Kritenbrink
    akritenbrink on most social media

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