Texas Man Charged In Death Of 87-Year-Old Wife

CLEBURNE (May 7, 2014) Samuel Alfred, Ball, 83, was in the Johnson County Jail Wednesday, charged with murder in the death of his 87-year-old wife whose body was found in the couple’s Cleburne home.

Ball’s bond was set at $1 million.

A Cleburne police officer responding to a report of a possible death Monday found Betty Ball’s body wrapped in a blanket, an affidavit said.

The cause of her death wasn’t immediately released and police have not disclosed a possible motive.