Sent sex snaps by hubby’s mistress
Was a devoted wife pushed too far by her hubby’s affair?
she sent a picture of them having sex
Family was absolutely everything to mum-of-two Frances Hall. She kept a beautiful home, cooked dinner every night.
When her kids grew up and began families of their own, she became a loving grandmother to her three grandkids.
And, throughout it all, she remained devoted to her husband Bill. Perhaps it was more than he deserved...
Frances and Bill had met at just 16, married two years on.
As well as raising a family, Frances had supported Bill as he began a multi-million pound trucking company.
But, while home life in San Antonio, Texas, was enough for Frances, Bill lived life in the fast lane.
That meant high-speed cars, a powder-blue Harley Davidson motorbike and a weakness for sexy women.
Despite his wife’s loyalty, he’d had a string of affairs, even fathered a child with his cousin’s wife.
Each time, Frances forgave him because she loved him deeply.
Then, in 2010, Bill, 50, met Bonnie Contreras – and broke his vows once again.
She was a former exotic dancer, and Bill was captivated by Bonnie, 28. For three years, the affair rumbled on, with Bill showering Bonnie with lavish gifts. Two luxury cars, her rent paid, and even money for a breast enlargement. But, by September 2013, Bill lost interest in his lover and started to avoid her calls. Friends claim that Bill tried to break things off with Bonnie.
Heartbroken and furious with Bill, Bonnie decided to tell Frances about the affair. Then things got really nasty. The two women began exchanging phone messages.
Bonnie sent photos and details about her relationship with Bill. One was a picture of Bill having sex with Bonnie. This is what he really likes, you fat, old woman, read the accompanying text. Frances responded with insults and angry messages of her own. Yet, despite the hurt and humiliation, Frances agreed – once again – to stand by her man. She forgave Bill, agreeing to work on their marriage. Only after several weeks of trying did the couple finally reach breaking point. Continuously bombarded with messages from Bonnie, Frances could no longer take the torment – and kicked Bill out in early October. The following day, Frances was driving in a black four-by-four along a motorway when she spotted a familiar, powder-blue motorbike and the family Range Rover... The man riding the motorbike was her husband Bill. And the woman at the wheel of the Range Rover was Bonnie. Furious – and now determined to confront the pair of them – Frances made a sharp U-turn and began pursuing Bonnie. Reaching speeds of 95mph, Frances was nose-to-tail with the woman who’d caused her months of heartache. And now Frances wanted to confront Bonnie, tell her to leave her and Bill alone. As the two women sped onwards, other worried drivers called the police. Meanwhile, Bill manoeuvred his bike
between the two, in an attempt to keep them apart and calm the escalating tension.
Suddenly, Bill was flying through the air.
Frances claimed she felt cold air and glass shatter as Bill hit her right window and spun off the road.
Bonnie made a sharp U-turn back towards the site of the crash, with Frances hot on her heels.
Bill lay in the grass, his bike smashed. But, worst of all, he hadn’t been wearing a motorcycle helmet.
He was rushed by air ambulance to hospital, where the family waited for news.
They expected him to have a few cuts and bruises, a broken bone or two.
Instead, Bill Hall was pronounced dead.
A police officer broke the tragic news to Frances, who had been arrested and taken in for questioning.
Bursting into tears, she blurted out, ‘I’ve been with him since I was 16…I’m just in shock!’
Frances Hall was charged with murder and aggravated assault, and the case went to trial in August 2016.
The jury heard threatening messages from Frances to Bonnie made during the chase, with her saying, ‘Told you to watch your back…’
Speaking of the crash, Bonnie said, ‘Something hit my back bumper. At first I thought
it was an accident – but then, when I looked through the rear-view mirror, I saw that it was Ms Hall, Frances.
‘She hit me more times. I then got thrown onto oncoming traffic. And then, somehow, I see Bill in between us...’
A tearful Frances told the court, ‘It was an accident – I would have never in a million years have hurt my husband.’
Her solicitor added, ‘To say that she was intentionally trying to hurt Bill Hall, a man she’s loved and still loves and always will love, I mean that’s just a ludicrous idea.’
But what of the jury..? Would they see it as a fatal accident, or an act of murder?
After a three three-week k trial, the jury found Frances Hall, 53, guilty of felony murder and aggravated assault.
She faced serving life in prison. But her defence team appealed to the court for leniency on the grounds of ‘sudden passion’ – a legal term for reacting in the heat of the moment.
They claimed Hall’s actions were a direct result of seeing her husband and mistress together.
Frances Hall told the judge, ‘I am not this evil person that they said I am.’
The judge took pity on Hall, sentencing her to just two years in prison. She was released last month.
The Halls had been married for 32 years Police mugshot of wife Frances
A tearful Frances Hall