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Elderly woman charged in decades-old murder

HOUSTON, TEXAS (WECT) - An elderly woman in Houston, Texas has been charged with killing her husband almost a half century ago.

Mary Ann Rivera, 76, is accused of murdering her husband 40 years ago by dousing him with hot grease.

Rivera had been a fugitive since 1970 before she was located in Georgia and brought back to Houston this week. 

Prosecutors said Rivera threw hot grease on her husband in 1970 after getting angry with him. He died a few days later from liver problems caused by his burns.

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