The slaying apparently stemmed from a custody disputebetween Jackson and Britton over their only son, said David Frankel, the prosecutor in Wolfe's trial.
Apparently 20 + years worth of destruction of families!!
POSTED: 5:31 pm EST December 14, 2007
PINES, Fla. -- A woman has been arrested inthe shooting death of her ex-husband nearly 20 yearsago, police said Friday.
Barbara Britton, 42, is accused of luring herex-husband, David Jackson, then 24, to a motel room with promises of reconciliation, but he was shot todeath by her lover, according to authorities.
Britton was arrested Thursday on a first-degree murdercharge. She was being held at the Broward County jailwithout bond. The shooter, Michael Wolfe, 61, whoeventually married Britton, was convicted Nov. 2 offirst-degree murder in Jackson's 1988 death.
Wolfe was sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole after 25 years.
The slaying apparently stemmed from a custody dispute between Jackson and Britton over their only son, said David Frankel, the prosecutor in Wolfe's trial.
Authorities said Wolfe and Britton disposed of the body after the murder.
Jackson was reported missing by relatives, but the case went cold for years until his skeleton was unearthed by a construction crew in 1989.
Authorities eventually linked Wolfe to the murder.
After his conviction, he told police about Britton's involvement, according to prosecutors.
"This case is an important reminder that we take alook at all our cold cases and give them a fresh look," said Major David Golt of the Pembroke PinesPolice Department.
The name of Britton's attorney was not immediatelyknown.