Jurors at the murder trial for a woman accused of cooking her husband's body learned Friday that Internet searches were made on her computer on human cannibalism and ways to kill.
Exondia Jaye Salado, 39, is accused of fatally shooting Manny Salado at their Oklahoma City apartment sometime after he came home late Oct. 8, 2007. Prosecutors allege she burned his body days later in eastern Oklahoma County.
The case is unusual because no body was found. The wife's attorneys contend Manny Salado may be alive. Two friends testified she admitted killing and then cooking him.
Oklahoma City police and FBI experts examined two computers seized from the apartment.
Jurors were told the wife's computer was used in July 2007 for Internet searches on human organs and disembowelment.
Jurors also heard about Internet searches in August 2007 on holding hostages, torture, notorious murders, true crime, asphyxiation and death by suffocation.
Early Aug. 28, 2007, there were Google searches on her computer for “handcuff,” “easy murder,” “murder methods,” “spousal murder,” “quick kill,” “strangulation,” “execution methods,” “human torture methods” and “human castration,” according to testimony.
Searches were made in September 2007 on seven deadly sins, the Ten Commandments, plastic cuffs, decomposition and how to knock someone out with a punch.
Early Oct. 7, 2007, her computer was used for Google searches on gunshot wounds, billy clubs and knockout drops. The next day, searches were made for information on a .38-caliber handgun and firearms training.
The morning of Oct. 9, 2007, after Manny Salado allegedly was shot twice, searches were made on the wife's computer for information on sucking chest wounds, according to the testimony. The next day, searches were made for information on human cannibalism and rigor mortis
Saved to her computer on Oct. 10, 2007, was the article, “Butchering the Human Carcass for Human Consumption,” according to testimony. Jurors sat stone-faced Thursday as they were read excerpts.