Northeast Tarrant

Woman found dead in North Richland Hills home, husband accused in her slaying

Victor L. Baxter of North Richland Hills is accused of killing his wife.
Victor L. Baxter of North Richland Hills is accused of killing his wife.

A North Richland Hills man has been charged with murder in the death of his wife, who was found dead earlier this week in their home.

Victor Lawrence Baxter, 58, of North Richland Hills, was in the Tarrant County Jail Thursday.

Mary Baxter, 40, was pronounced dead at 1:36 a.m. Monday in the family’s home in the 7700 block of Amy Lane in North Richland Hills.

Initially, North Richland Hills police said there were no signs of foul play and they were unsure how she had died. Then officials with the medical examiner’s office notified them that her death was not natural.

North Richland Hills police declined to comment on how Mary Baxter died, and the medical examiner’s website listed her cause and manner of death as pending.

North Richland Hills police also have not provided a motive for the slaying.

“The call to 911 did come from inside of the home just before 1 a.m. on Monday,” said Carissa Katekaru, a spokeswoman with North Richland Hills police.

Victor Baxter was arrested on Monday on unrelated charges. He’s in the Tarrant County Jail in lieu of $350,000 bail.

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