Katy Man Kills Wife, Destroys Evidence


A Katy man is charged with murdering his wife and burning her body.

Harris County Sheriff's deputies say 44-year-old Jay Hammersley admitted to killing 29-year-old Mara Vestal in February after the two of them had a fight.

He originally told police last month that she had left their home and was missing.

Hammersley reportedly burned Vestal's body in a shed in the back yard, and then put her remains in a trash bin near his job.

Her remains haven't been found.

Hammersley is accused of murder and tampering with a corpse.


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