Saved to her computer was the downloaded article, “Butchering the Human Carcass for Human Consumption,” according to testimony.
She did not testify on her own behalf at trial. Her defense attorneys suggested Manny Salado abandoned her and their young daughter to be with another woman in the Dominican Republic.
In her appeal, she raised eight issues. They included a claim the evidence against her was insufficient to support her conviction. The appeals court rejected all her complaints.
Her last complaint was about her sentence. The appeals court said, “Appellant murdered, dismembered and disposed of her husband. Her punishment is not excessive.”