A jury convicted Sandra Melgar of fatally stabbing her husband for money—but she insists he was killed in a deadly home invasion

It was supposed to be a joyous party. Friends and family of Jaime and Sandra Melgar arrived at the couple’s Houston home on Dec. 23, 2012, planning to help the couple celebrate their 32nd wedding anniversary. But once Jaime’s brother and his family let themselves inside the house through an open garage door, they instantly knew something was very wrong. They could hear a woman screaming for help, drawers were pulled out in the couple’s bedroom, and jewelry

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