The December 2012 murder of Jaime Melgar garnered national attention at the time due to the sensational nature of the case. Jaime was found brutally murdered in the home he shared with his wife, Sandra. ABC’s ’20/20: A Deadly Anniversary’ probes the case and looks into the investigation and the ensuing trial where Sandra was convicted of her husband’s murder. But there have been questions about the strength of evidence against her, leading her family and many others to believe that she may be innocent. Are you wondering where she might be now? We’ve got you covered.
Who is Sandra Melgar?
Sandra met Jaime Melgar when they were studying at Lamar High School in Houston, Texas. Sandra had just moved there from Laredo, Texas, while Jaime lived almost all his life in Houston after immigrating from Guatemala with his family. The two of them fell in love and married in 1980, just two years after graduating. They had a daughter together — Elizabeth Melgar Rose. Sandra suffered from various health issues like lupus, epilepsy and also had a hip replacement surgery. She quit her job as a vocational nurse because of that.
Image Credit: WFAA/Elizabeth Melgar Rose
Sandra and Jaime had also joined Jehovah’s Witnesses. The loving couple was celebrating their anniversary on December 22, 2012. They went out to have dinner and came home to celebrate more with some cocktails. They were in their jacuzzi in the master bathroom when they heard…