KWTX.com – March 30, 2007:

A Fort Worth man who killed his wife’s lover after finding them together has escaped murder charges from a grand jury.

Instead, the Tarrant County grand jury indicted Darrell Roberson’s wife, Tracy Roberson, accusing her of causing the shooting by claiming she was being raped.

The 35-year-old wife is charged with manslaughter in the death of Devin LaSalle.

Police say Roberson invited LaSalle to her home in December with a text message that said “I need to feel your warm embrace!”

If convicted after Wednesday’s indictment, Mrs. Roberson faces two to 20 years in prison.

Prosecutors say Darrell Roberson arrived home and found his wife clad in only a robe and underwear with LaSalle outside in a pickup truck.

They allege Mrs. Roberson told her 38-year-old husband she was being raped, so he fired four shots as LaSalle tried driving away.

One bullet struck LaSalle in the head.

Some legal experts say they’ve never quite heard a case quite like this.

Texas Wesleyan School of Law associate professor Jason Gillmer says a husband “is entitled to defend his wife and his family against aggravated assault.”



  1. SN says:

    “Amazing how a website can throw out only a portion of the information, put a little spin on it….”

    We’re really good at that, thanks for noticing!

  2. orreo says:

    Things don’t always make sense in Texas. Here is a state where you can kill the repo man (who is doing his job),but lets a lady go for drowning her kids, never charges her husband for looking the other way while his wife is going insane. A jury also aquits a man who killed his neighbor and hacks him up and throws into the bay when he claimed self defense. Seems like dismembering him and disposing of his parts did not establish a consciousness of guilt. If they don’t execute them they cut them loose. Men like Kenneth Wayne McDuff and Coral Watts. You never know what is the standard is. You have to be on your toes.

  3. CEE says:

    Hey, either way, this man was boning this man’s WIFE so he killed him. HE WAS WITH ANOTHER MAN’S WIFE, PERIOD!!1 IT IS NOT RAGE, NOW IF THE TWO OF THEM WERE NOT MARRIED, IT IS RAGE BECAUSE BOYFRIEND/ GIRLFRIEND DOES NOT COUNT, PERIOD

  4. Matthew says:

    This is funnier than the husband who killed his mistress for sleeping with his bisexual wife.


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