Sheriff: Jilted husband kills wife, wounds lover in Van Zandt County

Larry Maples

Credit: Van Zandt County

Larry Maples was arrested and charged with murder in the fatal shooting of his wife after finding her at the home of another man.


Associated Press

Posted on March 24, 2013 at 6:26 PM

Updated Sunday, Mar 24 at 10:30 PM

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CANTON (AP) — Authorities say an East Texas man has been arrested for fatally shooting his wife after finding her at the home of another man.

Forty-four-year-old Larry Maples of Ben Wheeler was charged with murder Sunday and was being held at the Van Zandt County jail.

Sheriff Lindsey Ray says 34-year-old Heather Maples was pronounced dead at the home near Canton, 60 miles east of Dallas.

Also shot was 47-year-old Moses Clemente. He was listed in critical condition at a hospital but is expected to recover.

Ray says the shooting occurred about 6 a.m. after Larry Maples saw his wife's vehicle at the home and entered through an unlocked door. Maples called 911 after the shooting.

Ray says Heather Maples and Clemente had a relationship prior to her marriage to Larry Maples.