14 Murder of Ray Howell

Crime Behind the Pine Curtain
Crime Behind the Pine Curtain
14 Murder of Ray Howell
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Firefighters monitor efforts to control a forest fire after they discovered it was also a crime scene.

On On Oct. 5, 2010, a Texas Forest Service aircraft spotted a fire off FM 2500 and dispatched firefighters. Arriving crews found a burning car with a deceased person inside.

Once the fire was out, investigators started down a path that led them into a incomprehensible story of a man and his hatred for his mother’s husband.

Firefighters discover body in burning car in Davy Crockett forest

Murder charges filed

Gardner found guilty of murdering step-father

Gardner sentenced