Charges now dropped against wife accused in husband's murder

- Harris County authorities now say that charges have been dropped against a wife, Tu Thien Huynh who had been previously accused in the murder of her husband, Steven Hafer.  Police had initially responded to a call on Newpark Drive in northwest Houston on Thursday, February 2, 2017.  Officers then found Hafer who had been shot to death inside the home. 

Originally HPD had investigated the scene as a "homicide." However, today the Harris County District Attorney's Office has changed the homicide to a suicide, following a Harris County medical examiner ruling.  

Harris County DA's office offered this statement after the charges were dropped: 

“Investigators make tough decisions at crime scenes. After further review of the evidence, the medical examiner has concluded this was a suicide, not homicide. Based on the evidence, we filed a motion that was signed by a judge and the charge has been dismissed. Whatever first impressions may be, ultimately decisions are based on the evidence.” 

 

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