The sheriff said a woman there had signed a confession to killing a man in Corpus Christi about eight years ago, but seemed to be slightly off-balance upstairs, according to his conversation with her. However, the local law enforcement was invited to go out and get her. The following day Tommy and his partner Sue got the necessary papers and headed to Roswell to pick up such person named Molly.
They arrived early in the morning and had a talk with her before time to see the judge. When they got to the jail, they could hear her from the front door shouting and cursing anybody who got close. When they arrived at her cell she had a few choice words for the jailer. When the jailer told her the visitors were from Corpus Christi, she became overly friendly and asked for a Camel. Tommy and his partner didn't smoke, but went and bought a couple packages of Camels for Molly got her hands on the Camels, she became their best friend, and began to spill the beans.
Molly said that she choked the old fool to death and wished she had done it sooner, smiling all the time. Sue took one look at her and said that Molly was in the wrong place; that she should be mentally institutionalized. When they went before the judge, he started to explain her rights to her, when Molly told him to "shut up and sign the papers; they bought me a package of Camels when I couldn't get the time of day out of you fools, and, besides, I like these people and want to go with them back to Corpus Christi and pay for my crime."
The old judge smiled and said, "Bye, Molly." In a couple days the three of them arrived in Corpus Christi. A trial date was set for Molly. The old man's body was exhumed. Tommy said he looked almost alive; even his khaki shirt still looked new, his fingernails had grown, and had a fresh-looking growth of beard; yet he had been buried for almost eight years. However, all that could have been caused because he wasn't embalmed.
The fingerprints still remained on his throat, but could not be matched with Molly's, which could be attributed to the lapse of time. Later, she was tried by a jury and found guilty by reason of insanity and was sent to an institution for the criminally insane.
About two years later Molly dropped by the jail and told Tommy she had been released, but didn't have a place to spend the night. Tommy told her that they could put her up for the night to sleep on a couch in the waiting room. Before she retired for the night, she told a little different story, while puffing on a Camel, of what really happened that night.
It seemed like the old man was moving her in with him, but then she discovered he already had a live-in, so she just "lost it." After a few drinks, she waited until he was asleep, got his billfold and the money he kept hidden, as well about three o'clock in the morning, caught a Greyhound bus and rode as far as her money would take her, ending up in New Mexico. Eight years passed and she decided to take the credit for choking the old fool to death - he deserved it. Her plan was to fake insanity acts, so as to have a defense in case she needed one.
The next morning, Molly said her goodbye to Tommy and left. As she was crossing a busy street, she walked out in front of an eighteen-wheeler and died on the way to the hospital. Later another woman confessed to the same crime, but was not indicted and was never tried, even though, after exhumation again, her fingerprints showed a match. She died 10 years later. And guess who she was? If you say "the original live-in," you are on target.