A Florida man was arrested for his pregnant wife’s murder after police found images of his wife’s bloodied body on his phone.
According to WKMG, Chrystal Terry—who was 19-weeks pregnant—was reported missing on January 8 by loved ones who hadn’t heard from her since December 21. Her husband, Vincent LaSara Terry, 47, who was already jailed on other charges, was charged Monday with second-degree murder in connection with her presumable death. Her body has not been found.
WESH reported that Vincent told deputies that Chrystal, 41, had snorted drugs before leaving the home without taking her phone, purse, or medications at about 9:30 p.m. on December 21. However, a friend reportedly told officers that Chrystal had texted them “Will u plz come pick me up. 911,” “I’ll do anything,” and “I need u plz” earlier that night.
While executing a search warrant, deputies reportedly found blood spatter on a wall in the living room. Deputies noted that the floors have been cleaned. They also recovered a .22-caliber rifle and 53 rounds of ammunition from Vincent’s dresser in the master bedroom, according to WKMG.
Police also conducted a search of Chrystal and Vincent’s cellphones. Deputies reportedly found deleted images of Chrystal with severe facial trauma and a gunshot wound to her abdomen on her husband’s phone.
When shown the pictures, Vincent admitted to “getting into it” with Chrystal and claimed he had taken the pictures to show her how she looked because she had taken pills, an arrest report stated.
Vincent was arrested in January on 53 counts of possession of ammunition by a convicted felon, one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and one count of possession of a firearm by respondent to injunction. Court documents obtained by the Ocala Star-Banner revealed that prosecutors have since filed two counts of possession of a firearm and/or ammunition by a convicted felon.
The Star-Banner noted that Vincent was previously charged with the attempted murder of Chrystal. Cadaver dogs have searched the property but haven’t located a body.
A judge denied bail on the newest charge.
[Featured Image: Vincent Terry, Chrystal Terry/Marion County Sheriff’s Office]