April 2, 2008

Henderson Woman Arrested For 2006 Murder

KLAS-TV - Las Vegas,NV,USA

Henderson police arrested a 46-year-old woman Monday in connection with the death of her husband. The Henderson woman's husband was found murdered in a California desert in 2006.

Stephanie Thomas was held on $1 million bail on conspiracy to commit murder, murder and accessory to murder charges. She is accused of helping to plan the murder of Lawrence Thomas, 47, also of Henderson.

Lawrence Thomas was found dead in the Mojave National Preserve, west of Interstate 15, near Baker, Calif. in May of 2006.

Shawn Pritchett, a friend of Stephanie Thomas, was arrested in connection with the murder on Feb. 11. He's accused of killing Lawrence Thomas and hiding his body. Hikers discovered Thomas' body on May 14, 2006.

A San Bernardino Sheriff's Coroner Division pathologist conducted an autopsy on Thomas and determined the cause of death was blunt force trauma.