Husband indicted for providing meth to woman who died in freezer

Sharon Huddleston

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Sharon Huddleston was found dead in a freezer at her home in Mineral Wells on August 8, 2013.



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Posted on January 29, 2014 at 2:59 PM

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MINERAL WELLS -- The husband of a woman found dead in a freezer has been indicted in Palo Pinto County.

Shannon Herron Huddleston’s death was ruled a meth overdose. Her 19-year-old son found her in the freezer on a blistering hot day in August.

According to the Palo Pinto County District Attorney's office, narcotics agents later determined that Huddleston’s husband provided the meth to her that day.

Under a seldom-used statute, prosecutors charged 49-year-old Cecil Ray Huddleston with delivery of a controlled substance causing death or serious injury.

Normally, that would be a state jail felony. But because Cecil Huddleston is a convicted felon, district attorney Michael Burns said the penalty can be enhanced to 25 years to life.

Huddleston remains in custody on a parole violation warrant.