Vincent Terry a Florida husband is indicted on second degree murder of his missing wife, whose remains have yet to be found despite photos of her dead persons on her husband’s phone.
Vincent Terry, a 47 year old Florida man accused of fatally shooting his pregnant wife before taking photos of her dead body was arrested Monday in her murder.
The husband’s arrest come despite the remains of 41 year old woman, Chrystal Terry continuing to remain missing three months after her disappearance.
A Facebook post from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office indicated, Terry telling police on Jan. 8 that his wife had been missing since Dec. 21.
An arrest affidavit cited Terry saying, Chrystal who was 20 weeks pregnant, leaving their Summerfield home around 9:30 p.m, while leaving behind her cell phone, purse, medication and other personal belongings behind.
Less than two hours earlier, Chrystal texted her friend, ‘Will u plz come pick me up. 911.’ While another text read, ‘I’ll do anything. I need u plz.’
A search of the Terrys’ cell phones by the county’s Major Crimes Unit found those two texts deleted, WKMG-TV reported.
During their search, deputies discovered photos on Vincent’s phone in which his wife ‘appeared to be deceased.’ Chrystal was apparently naked, bloodied and appeared to have severe facial trauma. She also reportedly had a gunshot wound to her abdomen in her husband’s photos, the Ocala Star-Banner reported.
Vincent allegedly admitted ‘getting into it’ with this wife, while claiming that he took the photos to show Chrystal ‘how she looked’ after taking some pills. The husband insisted his wife leaving their home following the pictures being taken.
Vincent Terry Florida husband previously arrested in Colorado on suspicion of attempting to kill his wife:
Cadaver dogs sent in to search the couple’s property failed to find any trace of Chrystal’s body, with police saying the house’s floors had been recently cleaned, while detecting blood splattered on a living room wall.
The sheriff’s office also recovered a .22 caliber rifle and 53 rounds of .22 caliber ammunition – neither of which Vincent can possess as he’s a convicted felon, the department said.
Vincent, the Star-Banner reported, had been previously arrested in Colorado on suspicion of attempting to kill his wife, but charges were dropped after Chrystal declined to cooperate.
Based on what authorities found on his phone, forensic evidence and his past history, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office arrested Vincent on second-degree murder charges, in addition to previous charges of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and 53 counts of possession of ammunition by a convicted felon, for which he was already in custody.
Vincent Terry currently remains held without bond at the county jail.