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Millionaire Charged in 1997 Slaying of Wife

January 27, 2002|From Times Wire Reports

Robert Angleton, a millionaire former bookie was arrested in Houston on murder-for-hire charges in the 1997 shooting death of his wife.

Angleton, 53, is accused of conspiracy to commit murder for hire, murder for hire and a firearms charge, authorities said.

The indictment came several weeks after Vanessa Leggett, who is working on a book about the case, was freed after more than five months in jail for refusing to turn over her research to prosecutors.

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