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Charges upped to capital murder for Royse City woman


A Royse City woman has been charged with capital murder in connection with the shooting death of her husband, Robert Louis Poynter III.

Chacey Tyler Poynter has been indicted as prosecutors say they have obtained new evidence against her in the case. The new indictment alleges she and Michael Glen Garza killed her husband, a University Park Fire Department captain, for his money.


According to Hunt County District Attorney Noble D. Walker Jr., Chacey will not receive the death penalty if she is convicted. Instead, she faces a sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Walker said the indictment for capital murder was issued after his office learned of additional evidence not previously submitted by law enforcement. The indictment alleges Chacey and Garza shot and killed Robert on Sept. 9, 2016, for his money.

The trial is expected to start June 17.

Quinlan resident Garza was found guilty of murder in July 2018. He received 99 years in prison. He currently has an appeal pending with the Fifth Court of Appeals in Dallas.

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