CARROLLTON, Texas (AP) — A 52-year-old suburban North Texas man is behind bars accused of hiring someone to kill his wife.
John Franklin Howard of Carrollton is in Denton County Jail with bond set at $1 million.
His wife, Nancy Howard, was shot in the face the night of Aug. 18 as she pulled her car into the garage of their suburban Dallas home. She lost her left eye but survived.
A police affidavit says the man suspected of shooting her, who was later arrested, told an East Texas friend that John Howard had hired him to shoot his wife and wired $20,000 into the suspect's bank account. The friend told authorities, who confirmed that funds transfer. Investigators arrested Howard on Monday.
No attorney is listed for Howard in online jail records.